Uplifting summer house vibes on this remix of Philippa Clark’s cover of “In The River” by London-based DJ/Producer/Musician Eric Clottey (AKA MrClottey).
“We come alive in the river”
The track opens up with lively percussion and chords. The kick then pushes the track on as it starts to build with additional synths and the introduction of the main hook.
“Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” (John 7:38)
As the vocals come in, the melodic and percussive elements are stripped back, letting Philippa Clark’s beautiful vocals take the lead.
“Nothing can stop this joy, We’re dancing in the streets, Spring up a well, Spring up a well, Spring up a well in me”
Further into the track, MrClottey adds in a piano riff and my favourite part of the track, a really summery guitar hook that just lifts the track to another level.
“Let them praise His name with dancing” (Psalm 149:3)
What I really like about this track is the way MrClottey’s production works around the vocals. The melodies and rhythms are expertly balanced, pushing to the front at times to maintain the energy of the track and then falling back again to allow the vocals to take the lead.