Personal, direct, and intimate, Raynes’ sense of human an being humane always come withe package.
They are made up of two Americans and a Brit, have received acclaim from the likes of Billboard and are known for their own unique creation of ‘expensive folk’. Following the release of their debut single ‘Lemon Drop’ the trio are back with yet another banger. “Come My Way” is a simple and straightforward song narrating the desire and feelings you have towards a loved one.
“We feel like the production and instrumentation is quintessentially us; from the mandolins and violins to the cinematic synths, harmonies and gang vocals, it basically has all our favorite sounds and sonic flavors packed into three minutes and eighteen seconds.”
There are a number of musical ideas and elements that repeat in many of their songs, such as atmospheric synth tones, violin and mandolin counterpoints, and world-inspired percussion. But there’s not really one thematic through-line other than “the human condition” and all that comes with it––longing, confusion, cowardice and despair, but also joy, hope, growth, and of course love.
Raynes is Mark John Race, Mat Charley and Joe Berger.
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We weren’t sure if it made any sense to release new music right now. It feels strange to be working on things that feel so unnecessary—the three of us are safely at home creating music while the people doing the essential work of this crisis are risking their lives every day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ All that we have to offer, really, is a song. We know that there are more important things happening; we know that making music is not an essential service. But beauty can still be found in the darkness—“there’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This song has been with us from the beginning. It came to us in Los Angeles and traveled with us to New York and London. We‘ve played it in studios and offices, basements and backyards, pubs and proper venues. Now, while we are all alone together, we want to give to you. #ComeMyWay ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Song link in our bio.