Following on from recent singles Never EndingStory & Big, Texas-born, Swindon-bred SouthLondoner Rainn Byrns releases Tailspin – an indie lo-fi diamond bursting with a melody that comes out alongside the artist’s debut album New In Town, from which all three singles are taken.
With its ‘straight out the box’ infectious intro riff & upbeat, happy feel, Tailspinhits the ground running, while in keeping with his own‘crappy-go-lucky’ take on life & relationships.Rainn paints a more sombre picture singing about seeking closure in relationships & the unease felt when things are left open-ended &unresolved.
As with all of Rainn’s recorded music, Tailspinwas recorded at his home studio in Peckham(known for its super-rich art scene) where he plays all the instruments himself using only for his honesty in the songwriting, Japanese artist & producer Haroumi Hosono for his astounding versatility, Lou Reed & Brazilian music from the 1920s to 1970s as all key points of inspiration.
As well as singing & playing all the instruments on his self-produced recordings, Rainn has taken time to put together a band of like-minded souls to take his music to a live audience. Having eventually persuaded school friend Tom to join him on drums, he then met guitarist Felix after an evening of bonding over guitar amp lust& love for lo-fi music. Lastly, Nicole offered to stand in on bass when they were offered sold-out support for New Zealand legends The Beths. After learning the bass from scratch in just one week she decided to fully commit, & so the perfect live band was formed.
With his talent already recognised by The LineOf Best Fit, DIY, Dork, Hard of Hearing, SoYoung, Yuck, The Guardian + Radio X DJ John Kennedy & BBC 6Music’s SteveLamacq, this ‘crappy-go-lucky’ character has an innate talent for writing from the heart with total honesty, even if it’s a bit ugly sometimes, catching a mood that can be full of sadness but equally hopeful.
As the third single is taken from his debut album,Tailspin is further proof of Rainn’s songwriting prowess & shows off his natural ability to write,produce & perform the music he makes in its entirety.
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Written by: Tara