Today, rising artist, Riovaz releases the instantly catchy new single “U Neva.” Frenetic and propulsive, the dance-floor anthem showcases the acclaimed newcomer’s penchant for employing minimalist production and eclectic soundscapes to craft hypnotic melodies. “U Neva” was originally teased over a year ago to date. Since then, his fans have petitioned for the release across socials with high anticipation. Of the excitement surrounding the track Rio shares “Had this one in the vault for over a year now and the demand for it is still at an all-time high. Open your ears and find out why.”
Listen HERE via Darkroom/Geffen Records.
Soulful yet heart-wrenching, the trance-inflected anthem explores manipulation and loveless romance. “She’s never felt something so wonderful, I let her think we’re in love,” he croons over a bouncy beat and subdued synths. “Complaining so much, I can’t hear what she’s saying again — and she turns and she says, ‘U neva, u neva, u neva cared at all.’” Both lively and tinged with loathing, ‘U Neva’ is a bittersweet banger for the ages.
‘U Neva’ is the NJ native’s first single since dropping the infectious ‘Tantrum’ in December. It was the perfect end to a banner year for an artist, whose momentum hasn’t let up since his 2020 earworm ‘Prom Night’ reeled in nearly 125 million Spotify streams and proved sticky on TikTok. He also released ‘Tell Me All Your Fears,’ ‘you’re a parasite,’ ‘see u there,’ and ‘God Save the Girl’ now collectively account for 25 million streams.
Riovaz will look to deepen the connection with his burgeoning fan base in February. His 11-date “RIORAVE” US headlining tour will kick off to a SOLD-OUT show in Los Angeles on February 2, 2023, and snake through several cities including New York, and Chicago which are also sold out, before heading overseas in March. ‘U Neva’ is another soon-to-be fan favorite to add to an already stellar setlist and will be his last offering ahead of his upcoming debut EP.