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Oliver Riot releases a music video for their “Nervous” single

Oliver Riot is an LA-based duo comprised of Benjamin and Alexander Moore, identical twins from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Not too long ago, they released a music video for their “Nervous” single.

Oliver Riot – “Nervous” music video

“Here is our new music video for ‘Nervous’. We shot this piece in our bedroom in the exact spot where we wrote it, which was special for us. One of the worst feelings in the world is watching a lover fade away. It’s such a haunting journey attempting to shake a loved one awake as they slip deeper into their slumber. When it seems that any attempt to reach them won’t cut through, the exhaustion that comes from holding shallow breaths while shouting at deaf ears finally sets in as we seek to fight the encroaching smog of isolation that will soon suffocate the mind from neglect. For most of us, it’s too nerve-wracking to entertain the reality of how lonely the future will become without our dear beloved. So we stoop into denial as a form of comfort, assuring ourselves that if we try to hang on just a little bit longer something might change. We had our friends Rhon and Brit over to dance to this piece and it really pulled out every emotion we felt while writing this. We’re so thankful to have them narrate this ‘feeling’ with us. Thank you for watching this piece.” – Oliver Riot

Oliver Riot is a name you should remember. 

So far, the duo has released two EPs that have racked up over 100 million streams. Now, the boys are back for more online success.

Their “Nervous” single, produced by Eric Palmquist (Bad Suns, R.Lum.R, Thrice, Half Alive), features strings by Thomas Lea (Rhye, Mary J. Blige, Yuna).

The lyrics explore mental struggles that the brothers face on a daily basis with Pure O OCD.

Oliver Riot – “Nervous” single

Oliver Riot - “Nervous” cover

“We recorded the vocals on the same $99 microphone we used on our last two EPs which we recorded in the back of an old Korean Church we were squatting in while homeless together. It brings back good and bad nostalgia for us using that microphone, so we couldn’t resist using it for this song.” – Oliver Riot

‘Nervous’ contains a relatable storyline, ear-welcoming vocals, and tuneful melodies. Also, the likable tune possesses luxurious instrumentation flavored with minor jazz guitar chords, somber piano, and lush strings.

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