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20. August 2021 By Walter Price 0

Unfinished stories, AVIV feat. OCTAVIO the Dweeb – Black Coffee

AVIV Black Coffee is available at Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal.

by Walter Price

The airy single “Black Coffee” from burgeoning Toronto pop star AVIV has a certain carefree sunny day cruising the Côte d’Azur on your Vespa 50cc, kinda vibe. Its mix of classic slinky French and modern-day bedroom pop (imagine Arlette Zola meets Girl in Red) makes it stand out amongst the sea of current offerings. Heavy on soft bouncy melody and lyrically like diary notes, this is a cinematic song drenched in the songwriters’ memories…

How’s your brother
Making friends?
Does he know that we’ve come to an end
Did you tell him that we’d talk again

Ya we’re like Black coffee
Leave our grains at the bottom
Unfinished stories
drinken up forgotten

All the memories
And Good mornings
We poured it all down the drain

But wait, there’s more! As AVIV has recently signed to Photo Finish Records, a fresh new redux has been unleashed. The new remix version featuring OCTAVIO the Dweeb adds a hand-in-glove counter perspective to the feel-good track. Both vocalists know how to let their phrasings breathe and this allows for an insouciant sense, which is what being young should feel like. No need to let the weight of the future drag a good teenage journey down…

Pop songs can often feel formulaic and dime a dozen, but every once in a while, something like “Black Coffee” comes along and indie music lovers can rest assured that the future of the genre is safe and sound…

AVIV Black Coffee

+ remix feat. OCTAVIO the Dweeb

Brad Garcia

Wyatt Clough

Aviv Cohen and Kristina Sarro

Rian Lewis
Metropolis Studios

Artist photo and quote courtesy of Mora/May Agency

Director: @alexsilb
AD: @theodonen
Producers: @alexsilb @theodonen @usb_god
Production Company: @hotlinefilms
DP: @madison.mckamey
AC: @tucker.prescott
Editor: @ethananelson
Colorist: @jaredrosenthal
Styling: @romyreiner

Aviv Cohen
Kristina Sarro
Octavio Herrera
Sean Van Vleet

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Music became a way to convey my emotions. Since I won’t even talk to my friends about a lot of these things, it’s an outlet for me to talk about things I don’t talk about.” – AVIV

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