The Revivalists Enjoying Their 'Overnight Success' Ten Years In With Hit Song

Jul 07, 2017

One of the most tried and true clichés in music is there is no such thing as an overnight sensation. It is used so frequently because multiple times a year a band comes out of relative obscurity to deliver an unexpected hit and people wonder, “Where did they come from?”

This year that band is New Orleans seven-piece the Revivalists, who have delivered one of the best and catchiest radio singles of the years with the superb “Wish I Knew You.” A sublime pop gem that mines nostalgia in an infectious way, the song has been a radio staple for most of this year and, if there is any justice, should be a Grammy contender in 2018 in the rock and alternative categories.

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