Indie-pop duo The Rival has released its new single, “When I’m With You (Walking On Air),” to all digital music stores. This is the second single from the band’s upcoming EP, Waves, which is due out on May 27 via The Love Library.
Waves kicks off a trio of releases assembled by Phillip Larue and Allen Salmon of The Rival. The three EPs are inspired by different geographic landscapes, Waves, Sands, and Peaks. “The goal was to help the listener experience the emotions brought on by each type of landscape, and be able to visualize each setting,” says Allen Salmon.
As The Rival, Philip and Allen have two previous releases including 2012’s self-titled debut, and 2014’s Endless EP. The band has seen incredible TV/Film success with its songs used in everything from Apple’s iPhone 5 launch, to commercials for Target, Nike, Sony, Microsoft, and ESPN. Individually, Phillip and Allen have numerous songwriting credits including Phillip’s #1 country hit “Whiskey In My Water” performed by Tyler Farr, plus Allen Salmon’s credits as a producer, mixer, and writer which includes collaborations with MuteMath, Fleurie, Katie Herzig, and Neulore among others.