"Could I be your North Star?" asks Eric D. Johnson on the first chorus of the first single from Fruit Bats' new album, A River Running to Your Heart – an album that continues the move away from the lo-fi world of the Bats of yore. Yes, I miss the old scrappy lo-fi sounds, but growth is inevitable & should be embraced – especially when accompanied by a constant uptick in arrangements and songwriting smarts. It should also be noted that this tenth full-length Bats album is also the first one to be produced by Johnson. The single is called "Rushin' River Valley" and was written for Johnson's wife. It's a mature song that seems right on time, measuring what's important against the insane times we are living through.  

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