Raincity Blue are the wonderfully (and aptly*) named, Vancouver based Neo-Soul outfit.
Formed in 2016, the five piece ensemble – Clare Twiddy, Kaylar Chan, Ryley Kirkpatrick, Jay Schreiber & Chantal Gauthier – draw influence from R&B, soul, psych-rock and funk, to brew something smooth and soulful, that’ll get your feet moving and the heart racing. Their latest release ‘Keeping Busy’ is one such case. It slowly swaggers along, soulfully, with a groove and aura of coolness, before gradually swelling, growing and becoming more impassioned to envelope everything in its wake. Amid this soulful waltz, there is yet more to relish in Twiddy’s luscious, powerful, impassioned and oh so soulful vocal as it rises to soar emphatically atop. ‘Keeping Busy’ has all the key ingredients; magnificent, simple as that.
You can listen to ‘Keeping Busy’ below now & you will be all the better for it.
Raincity Blue released their debut album Stuck on Replay this month – you can check it here.
*Why apt? Anyone who’s been to Vancouver, BC will know how synonymous it is with rain, particularly the winter months.