There’s something both wistful and haunting about this song, the lead single from a forthcoming album from young Auckland singer-songwriter Nick Raven. It creeps up behind you and grabs you when you don’t expect it.
Raven describes it as a slice of hazy, psychedelic-tinged fantasia.
Check it out, with the b-side Strange Love via Bandcamp here
He’s due to release another single in November with an album in the new year. Before that he’ll be embarking on a national tour in Oct/Nov – watch Cheese on Toast for more details about that soon.
Nick Raven’s name may be new but he already has quite a track record. His high school band Razor Fox won the Manukau leg of the 2010 Smokefree Rockquest, and picked up the Schick Style Award at the national finals that year.
Following this, Raven branched out on his own, touring the North Island, playing bFM’s Freak the Sheep Christmas Special alongside Goodshirt and Julia Deans, releasing a video (‘Kiss Me’) which played on Juice and C4, and winning a recording grant from Zeal West. This resulted in his EP Happy You Hippie Me and his previous single Blind Man.