Raynes is a transatlantic outfit based in Los Angeles, CA. Not too long ago, they released an awesome debut single, entitled, “Lemon Drop”.

Raynes – “Lemon Drop” single

“It’s pretty fatalistic, but very tongue in cheek. As none of us are really planning on getting hooked on drugs or the adoration of fans or any of the other pitfalls that our parents and Hollywood itself warned us about.” – Raynes

‘Lemon Drop’ describes chasing fame in Los Angeles and the tension between the sweet and the sour that comes with that.

The likable tune contains a relatable storyline, ear-welcoming vocals, and catchy melodies. Also, the song possesses enthusiastic instrumentation scented with a commercial pop aroma.


Raynes press photo

“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

Raynes is a name you should remember.

The bubbly trio comprises of two Americans and a Brit.

Mat Charley and Joe Berger were born and raised in North Dakota. Later in life, they met the U.K. native Mark Race via Instagram after an extensive search for the final piece of this project.

Raynes’ sound has been compared to the arena-filling choruses of Coldplay, the Americana instrumentation of Mumford and Sons, and the harmonic complexity of the Beach Boys.

“Lemon Drop”

Raynes + Lemon Drop cover

‘Lemon Drop’ was produced by Mighty Mike (Lana Del Rey, The Neighbourhood, Dua Lipa). Also, it was mastered by Joe LaPorta (David Bowie, Vampire Weekend, Shawn Mendes).

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Zangba Thomson is an award-winning Liberian-American author, music insider, journalist, screenwriter, recording artist, and Editor-in-Chief at Bong Mines Entertainment. His creative works have been seen on or talked about in major media outlets such as FOX 5, NBC, Today, Fox & Friends, Kathy Lee & Hoda, ABC, and Essence Magazine to name a few. Not too long ago, he received a "Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition" from Congressman Charles B. Rangel for his literary achievements, commitment to strengthening our Nation, and making a difference through volunteering service in urban communities. Download Thomson's latest science-fiction novel, entitled, "Three Black Boys: The Hotep Brother Manuscript" (volume 2), the action-packed sequel to the award-winning, "Three Black Boys: Tomorrow After Supper" (volume 1). Furthermore, Kindle users can download "Three Black Boys: 2 book series" via Amazon.com.

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