Allan Rayman releases new album 'Christian'
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“So the album is out today, and I’m going to be celebrating this milestone alone. Now, I’m ok with being alone, I often am. I’m not, however, used to the fear that’s coming along with this stint. I read somewhere that fear is healthy, panic is deadly. I like that.”
“Here’s the thing, life is dangerous. Danger is exciting. These are exciting times. If you have ever felt like there is nothing exciting about your life, well you’ve got it now. Do something. Make something. Create. Use this as the ultimate New Year’s resolution because nothing will be the same after this. A brave new world. Be brave.” – Allan Rayman
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 3RD – Allan Rayman releases his full-length studio album, CHRISTIAN, today via Republic Records/KIDinaKORNER/Universal Music Canada—listen BELOW.
The 14-track album includes pre-released songs, “Stitch,” “Pretty Please,” “6AM” and “Chief,” all of which include a unique visual narrative. CHRISTIAN, produced by Alex da Kid, and long-time collaborators Moose (Jessie Reyez, dvsn) and Losh, also features production credits from Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, The Revivalists) and Ben Lovett (Mumford & Sons). Allan’s most eclectic album to date, CHRISTIAN, completes the third dimension of Allan’s trilogy, which includes his previously released EP Courtney and 2018 album Harry Hard-On, while sonically remaining reminiscent of earlier breakthrough albums, 2016’s Hotel Allan and 2017’s Roadhouse 01.
“To break it down further, Hotel Allan and Roadhouse 01 are ‘Roadhouse Albums,’” Allan comments. “The ‘Roadhouse’ narrator is telling you a story. Whereas Courtney, Harry Hard-On and CHRISTIAN are Allan speaking firsthand. They are ‘Allan Albums.’ There’s naivety and angst in CHRISTIAN. It’s a bigger range of emotions. It’s Allan’s first stab at a full body of work. It’s the most confident album Allan has made.”
Threading together a seemingly disparate pastiche, CHRISTIAN pays homage to one consistent inspiration. “The movies I was raised on were a major influence,” Allan admits. “I’ve been re-watching Christian Slater films, mainly Pump Up The Volume. My mom first encouraged me to watch it in like 2003. His character really resonates with me to this day. It’s almost like I’ve followed the same path. I never imagined myself connecting this much.”
Later this year, Allan will head out on a 25-city headline U.S, tour, where he will, for the first time, combine his dramatic production and theatre-esque visuals with the rawness of a live band, joining together his two strengths to make for an incredible album tour. Original dates have been postponed due to COVID-19, rescheduled dates are set to be announced soon.
Allan Rayman is a singer/songwriter. He is a young man. He has released five projects – Hotel Allan, Roadhouse 01, Courtney, Harry Hard-On and most recently CHRISTIAN, which have given him somewhat of a cult following. The young man has played sold-out headline tours in the United States and Canada and has made a name for himself at major festivals, including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Ohana, Austin City Limits and Osheaga. Allan will play more festivals one day. Allan has seen success internationally with several European tours under his belt as well. Allan has spent time in Alaska. Not much is known about the young man.
Source Republic Records
April 3, 2020 12:47pm ET by Republic Records