River Westin Pulses With Esctasy In ‘Sweet On Me’ (Review)
“You’re sweet on me, but I don’t mind,” coos River Westin in his new song.
“Sweet on Me” draws the listener into a red-cheeked rendezvous. It smolders; it grips your skin until it leaves scratches; and it seizes the senses. Westin’s voice is so light and airy you can’t help but draw comparisons to Lana Del Rey – his way of gliding over the melody feeling familiar yet uniquely fresh pressed.
“I get that once in a lifetime feeling / The imitation of love takes over me,” he sings. “Never sure of what else your taking / But I’ll follow you through anything / I mean anything, anything…”
Guitars rumble in the arrangement, giving the lo-fi bedroom track a grounded, earthy feeling. “Sweet on Me” zooms across the universe like some sort of musical shooting star. And Westin is the glow emanating from its gooey center. “No, I don’t mind / No, I don’t mind / No, I don’t mind,” he sings, breathless and ravaged with emotion. He lingers on the notes and leaves the audience forever entranced by his gaze.
Listen to “Sweet on Me” below.
“Sweet on Me” follows “Blush” from earlier this year. Hailing from upstate New York, Westin has a background in art and graphic design and finds songwriting as a far more transcendent process. He last released an album titled The Honeymoon Suite in late 2022 – the follow-up to his 2021 debut, Candy Cigarettes.