New Music Now Series: Shiraz – ‘Rain’

Shiraz-jpg.comA pulsating electronic 80s atmosphere starts to take hold as soon as Shiraz’s new single “Rain” begins playing. But that is precisely what the Worcestershire, England-based singer has in mind. In fact, calling the track a club anthem would be in order, with a magnetic synth-pop distinction. Judging by “Rain,” The Human League and similar other groups have had an influence on the 17 year-old singer’s music, which is a good thing for listeners.

Singing at open-mic nights since the age of 14, no wonder Shiraz Hempstock’s 3:11 “Rain” has such poise and timing. Co-written by dance music vet’s TILT, the beat, though driving, is easily available, adding to listeners’ overall accessibility. Production, seamless and clean, enhances the recording, while the synth leads have a richShiraz-jpg.com music texture within a memorable melody. Listening on larger speakers was a pleasure. Make no mistake: “Rain” is all about Shiraz.

Released Jun. 27, 2019, lyric accentuation, delivery and an appealing voice describe Shiraz’s singing during “Rain.” But there is also a story to tell with the lines, “Here comes the rain again/Here comes my pain again…I’ll hide from the storm/I’ll keep myself warm/You remind me of who I really was…” Enthusiasts will discover “Rain” is about having meaning as well as sound. Combined with a pensive melody and self-assuredness, Shiraz has locked onto a classic approach with self-defining character and musicianship. The artist also has performed “Rain” live with just a backup electric guitarist, further proof of a terrific song and singer. The future surely is bright for Shiraz.

Find Shiraz here on:

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Bandcamp

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Facebook

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Paul Wolfle-jpg.comPaul Wolfle, the publisher of musicinterviewmagazine.com, is a web-based journalist, and guitar player who has written for several popular sites. Paul has a passion for connecting with a diversity of musicians who are looking to grow their presence by way of the World Wide Web.

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One thought on “New Music Now Series: Shiraz – ‘Rain’

  1. Thank you very Well done ,as expected

    On Fri, Jul 12, 2019, 8:39 AM Music Interview Magazine® wrote:

    > Paul J Wolfle posted: “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ct1cQYhf1U A > pulsating electronic 80s atmosphere starts to take hold as soon as Shiraz’s > new single “Rain” begins playing. But that is precisely what the > Worcestershire, England-based singer has in mind. In fact, callin” >

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