Published Oct 06, 2015Winnipeg loop specialist Rayannah released her Boxcar Lullabies EP earlier this year, and as she prepares to play some fall dates in support of the short-player, she has unveiled a video for the track "The Water," and Exclaim! has the premiere.
The song is a near-a cappella lament in which Rayannah sings amidst a barren soundscape of rustling electro-acoustic tones and a few abstract loops. The accompanying clip captures the smouldering melancholy by showing the singer standing by her lonesome in the middle of a party. When the arrangement bursts into its rhythmic final passage, the party similarly becomes a fun romp with gang vocals from Midnight Choir.
Rayannah said in a statement, "Hearing Midnight Choir belt out the ending for the first time was a trip. It was exactly what I was trying to share: the feeling when you're surrounded by people who will carry you through, and you realize you can let go. A sort of joyful helplessness. It was also pretty great to see the choir conductor dancing on a table directing warm-up, beer and pizza in hand."
Scroll past Rayannah's tour schedule to watch the premiere of the clip, which was directed by Lili Lavack.
10/09-10 Los Angeles, CA - Culture Collide Festival
10/14 Vancouver, BC - Railway Club ^
10/20 Toronto, ON - The Supermarket
10/21 Montreal, QC - La Place des arts
10/24 Wakefield, QC - The Blacksheep Inn *
^ with Jody Glenham
* with High Waters