FOR RELEASE MARCH 7
ROXBURY, NEW JERSEY (February 21, 2022) – The new single from Rigbi, “The Good Years,” cruises down an endless stretch of midnight highway while the memory of yesterday lingers for one more moment. The song shimmers through a combination of an ‘80s synthesizer, steady drums, and a dancing bass line that drives the melody forward. Due out March 7, it is the second single off the Find Your Light EP set to release April 8 and includes a video on the band’s YouTube channel.
“The Good Years” carries an important message, acting as a reminder to stay in the present and enjoy the moments around you because time is ever fleeting. Singer and guitarist Jon Irizarry speaks to the lyrical process and meaning, citing a line from The Office, “There is a good quote from Andy (Ed Helms) where he says I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them. I feel like that’s a great summary of this song”. There are so many friends, events, and relationships throughout our lives that the most important parts can be gone in an instant before you have a chance to realize it’s over. “The Good Years” speaks to the importance of slowing down and being present.
Rigbi curates a photo album of memories from simpler times, asking the question: does it seem better than it was? Hindsight whispers rose-colored stories, which the music builds upon. As “The Good Years” builds to a climactic solo, it shifts into fifth gear, speeding further into the night and farther away from yesterday.
The EP, Find Your Light, shelters the wandering heart with a punctuated perspective. Touching on themes of how overthinking can cause mental distortion, it creates an effervescent remedy to soothe the soul. Each song – written, arranged, and recorded remotely – builds emotion through layering to tell a cohesive story. It also features a contribution from Dave Depper (Death Cab for Cutie) as part of a collaboration to give back to the MusicCares non-profit focused on mental health and addiction recovery.
Rigbi is and always has been Brian Cornish (Drums), Jon Irizarry (Vocals, Guitar), Pat Maloney (Keys, Synthesizer, Glockenspiel), Randy Sabo (Bass), and Rick Rogers (Guitar). The Northern New Jersey group formed in 2011 but have been life-long friends. They released their debut, self-titled album in 2012, Visionary in 2014, and Ways in 2017, along with numerous singles covering some of their favorite musicians. Visionary received praise from Buzzfeed and made the Top 25 on over 30 CMJ Radio Stations. They received recognition from Sub Pop for their cover of The Head and The Heart, who also shared it across social media. Rigbi is releasing their upcoming EP Find Your Light this spring, which features Dave Depper (Death Cab for Cutie). Starting in 2019, each song they record, whether an original or cover song, is also accompanied by a video released on their Rigbi YouTube channel, focusing on a different charity in each outro.
Praise For Rigbi
“The grooves are strong in this new session from Rigbi. The New Jersey outfit are getting you ready for summer nights.” – Paste/Daytrotter
“8 out of 10. An indie sweetmeat.” – americanaUK