Aurora Dee Raynes’ debut album ‘Invisible Things’ (out 26th November) is fronted by new single “Crazy That You Love”.
Aurora Dee Raynes announcement of their debut album and new single follows their previous releases “Find My Way” and their “Do What You Do” EP which garnered support from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Huey Morgan and Tom Ravenscroft (BBC 6Music), Clash Magazine, THUMP and NTS.
Stemming from a collaboration between Danielle Kranendonk and Stephen Raynes, Aurora Dee Raynes began in 2012 in a North London kitchen filled with cooking, wine drinking and Kranendonk’s velvety vocals. Forming a strong friendship, the pair started making music with a few beats and vocals inspired by legendary vocalists Etta James, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott together with the musical stylings of Robert Glasper, Dimlite, Taylor McFerrin, Jordan Rakei and BadBadNotGood. Developing into a live band, they are joined by Tristan Williams, who co-produces as well as providing live drums, Nicholas Johnson on keys, Richard Summers adding bass and guitar and additional vocals and guitar from Yohan Forbes.
Rife with emotional openness, “Crazy That You Love” explores the volatility of romantic relationships. The starkness of the opening chimes ring as they vibrate through the strings and low oboes that replace them, shuddering with the rawness of the track. Grown out of voice notes and endless chord sequences and melodies exchanged between vocalist Danielle Kranendonk and keys player Nicholas Johnson, producer Stephen Raynes (AKA Touchy Subject) brings a cinematic flair to the finished piece. The hypnotic echo of the lyrics is reinforced with raw percussion, drums, and synth stabs; “the instrumentation comes together, and you are suddenly not thinking about the music anymore” Raynes muses, “It’s placed you in your own thoughts”.
“The way our brain works is complex… I love that we go through loads of emotions. I love how crazy it is that these emotions can consume us in a good or bad way. It’s crazy how we can love just one or love many at the same time. Love family and friends, love friends over family. It’s just crazy man!” Aurora Dee Raynes
The album release is combined with a Double A side 7 inch featuring 2 tracks from ‘Invisible Things’; album opener “The Letter” and “Crazy That You Love”, available to pre-order now at https://auroradeeraynes.bandcamp.com/album/invisible-things