Melbourne-based alt-folk artist Riley Pearce released his debut album, The Water & the Rough, on Friday, 10th June. The album came together over twelve consecutive days of recording, a process that’s depicted in the twelve minute documentary, Riley Pearce – The Making of The Water & the Rough, which is premiering on Music Feeds.
“I’ve been really humbled by how much everyone has connected with the album so far and noticed all those small little intentional details that helped make it what it was,” Pearce said in a statement shared with Music Feeds. You can watch the behind the scenes documentary below.
Riley Pearce – The Making of The Water & the Rough
Riley Pearce became consumed by the album making process, but his efforts have been vindicated by the fan response to The Water & the Rough. “All that stuff that when you’re in the midst of the insanity of 12 days straight recording that you question whether it even adds anything to the songs, all that stuff seems to have made a real difference and i’m really proud of the songs and all they’ve become,” he said.
The Making Of documentary gives audiences a window into Pearce’s process. “I’ll no doubt return to watch it every now and then to reminisce on how amazing that time was,” Pearce said. Pearce created the film with Cedric Tang and Melody Crouch, and he’s proud of their work. “Cedric and Melody did such a great job capturing exactly how it was – the landscape, the people, the work and the magical moments,” he said.