A dreamy number by Toronto-based electro duo, Teen Ravine, “Steady On” is a lush taste of bedroom beats mixed with old school R&B.
The glossy song cascades into soft keys and chimes, tender drum beats, all wrapped in a sheer vocal blanket. It almost makes us feel that we’re in the middle of a romance unfolding in front of a Caribbean sunset, all steamy and filled with passion.
“There’s a bridge over the Don River in Toronto and written above it is the phrase: “This river I step in is not the river I stand in”. You could drive over it a thousand times and miss it. But it’s a really beautiful thing…a subtle reminder that no matter how hard we try to resist it, nothing is permanent, everything is in flux.” stated the duo in a release sent to The Violet Wave.
The duo, Nick Rose and Dan Griffin, didn’t take the easy way into making their LP, “Steady On,” which is due out this fall. The album is the result of emotional whirlwinds and physical alienation. One member of the band just got out of a long-term relationship, while the other one spent a year confined in recovery after an accident. The two started working together from their apartment studios in Toronto as a way to recover.