Rayannah "The Water" (video)
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