Fresh off a debut album release, Ayo River keeps the ball rolling with a single from the LP, “Mercedes.” The track provides a quirky but hard-hitting narrative of an accidental car crash that singer/songwriter Weston Taylor experienced. Lyrically, he muses over feeling stuck, where other people’s transitions make staying in your hometown feel a bit small and suffocating. Despite this, the overall message is acceptance, with the track’s mantra of “people come, people go, no one really knows” driving home the idea that there’s really no right or wrong way to live your life. Jam to the song’s jangly guitar lines and lofty vocals below, and get the whole package with the full album, Failed State.