Joel Rivendell’s love language is music. He uses it to make sense of life, stringing together engaging sonics to present his unique interpretation. The singer-songwriter has an unpretentious style, quirkily combining jazz and funk styles with country and folk sound pallets. In his track, Moonshine & Coffee, Joel Rivendell juxtaposes two incongruent subjects and reconciles their appeal. 

The track is a duality, carrying the magic and mystique of moonshine in its silver cymbal beats and the alertness of the coffee is glinting strings of banjo melodies. The groovy banjo lines spread across the track, mixing in with the funk lines of the guitar. And the constant improvisations do wonders for it. It disappears behind the clashing metal percussion, into the fuzzy textures of the bass and emerges unexpectedly, blooming brightly. Add to this the retro-styled baritones, and you have yourself a peppy magnificence. 

The artist debuted in 2013 with his single, Traveller’s Song, in which he introduced his hyperactive sonic style and divergent sensibilities. You would have not heard another artist like Joel. He has since fourteen singles, expanding and perfecting his art to demonstrate his worldview. 

The track is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Amazon Music! 

You can listen to Moonshine & Coffee by Joel Rivendell here –