Indie-pop and Los Angeles-based band Raynes is made up of two Americans and a Brit. Mat Charley and Joe Berger were both born and raised in North Dakota, met UK native Mark Race through Instagram after an extensive search for the final piece of their project.
Their debut single “Lemon Drop” is an impressive record that has elements of modern pop with classically Americana instrumentation and a sprinkle of indie pop. A thoroughly enjoyable listen from start to finish, Raynes have created an outstanding radio-friendly record produced by Mighty Mike (Lana Del Rey, The Neighbourhood, Dua Lipa) and mastered by Joe LaPorta (David Bowie, Vampire Weekend, Shawn Mendes), that has the potential to be met with a positive reaction at stadium arenas if they plan on touring any time soon.
“It’s been a fun challenge incorporating all of Mike’s pop expertise into our sound. We’ve had a blast figuring out how to make a violin sound like a synth and a snare sound like a hand clap, as well as blending it all together so it walks the line between folk and pop in the most appealing way” — Raynes.
Listen to “Lemon Drop” below:
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