Raine

New Music Critique: Raine

Production7
Lyrics7
Music7
Vocals8
Musicianship8
7.4

Christina Raine has a chesty, Melissa Etheridge quality capable of reaching down deep into her gut to deliver a soulful, sometimes twangy gust of emotion. “Is This All” is a taste of what she and her band do, which is deliver downbeat, soul-searching music that’s carried along on a brooding, roiling undercurrent. We only wish the tune were more memorable. More successful is “A Better Place” whose words of determination and fortitude are performed with absolute conviction; and we like how the whole enterprise is carried aloft by a violin that helps fuel the emotional momentum. Piano, organ, everybody in this Charlotte, NC band pitches in. A Southern Rock rendition of the Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby” is a nice bonus.

Contact: soundofraine@gmail.com
Web: soundofraine.com
Seeking: Mgmt, Label, Booking
Style: Americana Rock

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