Mindfulness is the new single from American rapper River Nelson and producer AltoBeats. It’s the first song off their forthcoming album We Should Escape, which is a follow-up to their 2021 release, Like the Sun Didn’t Sink.
The word Mindfulness, as defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary, is “The practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis.”
So, on top of AltoBeats’ lush production, River raps about working toward that goal and wanting to achieve it consistently — especially amid today’s societal ills, like racial and political dissension, increased violence, and people suffering from poverty and homelessness.
“I’ve been reading a lot about achieving mindfulness lately, which gave me the idea for the song,” says River. “Then once Alto crafted the beat, I instantly wrote the hook and got underway with the verses. Mindfulness is one of those songs that truly poured out of me, and it came together very quickly — probably because the topic has been at the forefront of my mind for a while. I also think people can use the song to help them worry less and achieve mindfulness in their own lives. At least that’s what I’m hoping.”
As for River and Alto’s new album We Should Escape, it arrives on October 6, 2023, and they couldn’t be more excited for their fans to hear it.
Mindfulness is out now- https://song.link/i/1704423288