Fil Bo Riva returns with ‘Go Rilla’ ahead of debut LP

Review Single Review
8.8

ICM Rating

Berlin-based Italian musician Fil Bo Riva continues to create killer indie anthems since breaking through the ranks two years ago.

The 2016 ‘Best International Act’ nominee returns with ‘Go Rilla’, which burst through our speakers alongside an announcement of new tour dates for 2019.

‘Go Rilla’ dynamically combines a diad of indie-pop and indie-rock influences, using addictively energetic guitars and an intelligent hook line which escalates into a powerful bridge that’ll have even the most stoic on listeners moving along to the bright rhythms delivered by Fil and his band.

With this first lead-single, Fil Bo Riva proves the anticipation to his album to be correct. ‘Go Rilla’ follows the keenly convincing first proof-of-life ‘Head Sonata (Love Control)’, the dedicatedly and passionately flirting ‘Blindmaker’, and the raw and folky ‘Time Is Your Gun’. This latest addition is a song that combines the diversity of FBR’s songwriting; balanced between the raw and powerful versus the intimate, precise and playful. ‘Go Rilla’ is another song that leaves the listener anxiously awaiting the album and singing along to this precise indie anthem.

Talking about “If the EP was a photograph of an idea, what we are trying to create with the album is an actual movie. I’m not trying to sound romantic but it’s like accumulating different pictures and feelings… and in the end we all worship the album format, that’s why we wanted to take enough time to shape it properly and it’s finally done now.“

 

 

Good

  • Killer Indie anthem
  • Energetic guitars
  • Great chorus

Bad

  • Song is quite repetitive

Summary

‘Go Rilla’ dynamically combines a diad of indie-pop and indie-rock influences, using addictively energetic guitars and an intelligent hook line which escalates into a powerful bridge...
8.8

ICM Rating