What happens when you hook up a mic and record the combined sounds of a guitar, a water bottle, a toy shaker, a seeded plant pod, a kitchen towel roll, a salt shaker and a pepper grinder? You get this new acoustic single from Elrae THE RAEMAN.
The single gives an insight into the personal life of Elrae who is from from East London.
Starting with just the guitar and vocals this single oozes into existence. Elrae has a voice that is smooth, like velvet but intense with emotional content. This is not surprising as this track is all about a vulnerable period in Elrae’s life where the hurt is palatable through the deep vocals. Elrae knows how to use his voice to best effect. The majority of the track uses a singing story telling vibe, building up to the chorus which is about wanting to change but feeling so deeply entrenched that you don’t know how to change. Elrae uses falsetto as well to bring the emotion to the fore.
Fed Up builds up the textures by adding in the above instruments and highlighting the vocals and acoustic guitar, which in itself conveys so much emotion. Personally, I am not sure that the line about Nandos works but this is not my story to tell and I am sure Elrae had his reasons for putting it in.
This track is sure to appeal to those who have loved and lost and are learning to find themselves again. Plus the popularity that Elrae gained through his previous works are sure to bring listeners along.
Elrae’s journey began in 2000 at Soul 2 Soul studios where his debut song “Runaway” which was produced by Wookie, went on to become popular within the UK Garage scene. In 2001, he featured on “It’s Alright” alongside MC DT and Ajapai. Elrae later teamed up with grime producer Terror Danjah and Aftershock Music, during which time he recorded his debut album “The Raeman” which featured collaborations with Badness, Bruza, Mz Bratt, Triple Threat and Loudmouth. The album was produced by Terror Danjah and gave birth to several masterpieces including “The Raeman”. During this period, Elrae also recorded music with Sway, Asher D and Wretch 32.
“Fed Up” will be available for download via all major digital outlets on 1st September 2017.