Everything in the music industry starts with a song. In the case of Talain Rayne, it also starts with a motivation, passion, and enthusiasm that is unmatched by many of today’s upcoming artists. With an excellent debut album and growing fan base on the east coast, it’s no question that Talain’s passion for music has caused him to give it everything he’s got and empower others to keep him going. His album “Attic Lights” is filled with songs that drive, rejuvenate, and take you away to a listening bliss. It all came together when Talain joined forces with engineer Jonathan Castelli and guitarist Jonny Kapps in the fall of 2010 to co-produce the album. The passion is in the music folks, and Talain has poured everything he has into his music and more. Hear for yourself and check out the title track “Attic Lights” from his debut album:
Still reading? Good, I thought you might. The realization that music was his ultimate passion and goal came when Talain spent a semester at the Contemporary Music Center (CMC) at Martha’s Vineyard, now located in Nashville. With only a few years experimenting with playing piano and singing, Talain took off writing songs and performing, growing his recently discovered talent. “His dynamic personality is reflected in the melodramatic, electronic-infused, pop-rock that is bound together by his characteristic voice.” His songs were drawn from his family and closest relationships. The love, struggle, and honesty of Talain’s life story is captured in each and every one of his songs. I encourage you to give them a listen because I can guarantee that there is something for everyone to appreciate here. From the first to the last song on the album, Talain lays it all out in the tracks. Honestly, there is not a song that I wouldn’t recommend listening to. Songs like “Dear Sister, Your Brother,” and “Family Wall” have received radio attention in the Philadelphia area, while electronic-influenced songs like “Owls” and “Lemonbright*” bring the listener to a different place in music entirely. Check out this video of “Family Wall” which was featured on MTV’s The Seven:
I was a fan of his music before he stepped foot in the studio. It was after meeting with him and playing some music together when I realized that he is also an amazing photographer and videographer, has a passion for youth, and has great taste in fine wine and cheese. After all, he is French. He is also a big fan of Phoenix, the French band that lit up the charts with the song 1901 from the album Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His biggest inspiration comes from the bands Sleeping at Last, Coldplay, Sigur Ros, The Rocket Summer, and Shiny Toy Guns. Check out this song Lemonbright* from his debut album:
With only a $125 budget and some help from his friends at CMC, Talain Rayne just released a new music video today for “Dear Sister, your Brother.” Check it out!
Last time I saw him live, it was at the Lazerdome in central, PA. The crowd got rocked by Talain’s energy, his band’s solid groove, and the dialed in tone from the keys and guitars. This summer, Talain Rayne is playing main stage this year at Purple Door Music Festival in central Pennsylvania. You can check out his new tour dates at www.talainrayne.com, which has links to his latest media. Be sure to keep an eye out for his tour coming this fall!
By: Steve Harpine | Nashville Ambassador | @Steve_MWL | Beat-Play & Music Without Labels, LLC