The Library Sessions: RIVVRS
Raised in Northern California and now living in LA, RIVVRS warmed up for his US tour at the Golden State office for an installment of The Library Sessions.
RIVVRS, née Brandon Zahursky, is a California-based charismatic singer-songwriter who radiates an endearing and optimistic vision. His music is rooted in the authenticity of Americana with the accessibility of pop music.
You might have heard his songs on some of your favorite shows. The prolific songwriter, who is currently living in Los Angeles, has secured more than 40 song placements across a bevy of network, cable and streaming services.
Raised on classic rock courtesy of his father, his early years were spent moving with his blended family across California, Washington and Oregon, then back to the Bay Area. It was a nontraditional upbringing. He remembers at one point staying in a halfway house with his parents, a shelter where addicts could get clean.
“I spent the accumulation of my young adult years catching up and realizing that I could be the person I want to be,” he says. And he believes that interpretation is the power behind his music. “I hope people listen to the songs that I have and can somehow hear what is happening in their own lives. Everyone wants to feel a connection.”
His full-length album, Cosmic Dream was released in July, and is currently being supported by national tour.
Buoyed by an animated onstage charm, he commands audiences with just his voice and an acoustic guitar, but he believes that his songs shine with a full band. “I love playing music with other people. To me, that’s where the connection and chemistry come in, and where the songs open up.”
It took several years, but the investment is finally paying off.