Allan Rayman, the young, cryptic performer hailing from a place called Lost Springs, now based in Toronto, has released new single 'Rose'. The song is the first track off the upcoming album, Harry Hard-On, to be released on November 16th and produced by Andrew Dawson (Daytona [Pusha T], My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy [Kanye West]) via Polydor Records/KIDinaKORNER. The album marks Rayman's first material out on Grammy winning super-producer and songwriter Alex da Kid's label KIDinaKORNER, the start of an exciting new era for the enigmatic troubadour. Listen to 'Rose' HERE and watch the music video HERE. The Juno-nominee is currently on a multi-country headlining tour that will include a night at London's Scala in December - full details are below.
Garnering over 100 million streams for tantalising early releases on Ben Lovett's Communion Records, with incendiary live performances at London's St Pancras Old Church and 2 sold out nights at Omeara, shows with James Vincent McMorrow as well as an acclaimed collaboration with Toronto's Jessie Reyez, Rayman is quickly rising, seeing praise from critics including Pigeons and Planes who noted, "with a distinct singing voice and the ability to craft vivid imagery with his lyrics, Allan Rayman is worth paying close attention to."
The upcoming album, Harry Hard-On, mixes elements of 80's rock and that familiar 90's grunge sound Rayman utilised throughout last year's Courtney EP and his Roadhouse 01 long-player, with R&B and hip-hop influences apparent. The album leaves us with anthems and ballads alike, with the lead track 'Rose' carving the storyline by exploring the dark side of fandom with the idea that no matter how big or small an artist is, you never know who is in the audience. The video for the single was directed by Steph Verschuren, who previously collaborated with Rayman on the video for his 2017 tracks 'Word of Mouth' and 'Go My Way.'
Upcoming Tour Dates:
November 26 - Oslo, Norway - John Dee
November 28 - Stockholm, Sweden - Nalen Club
November 29 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega Small Hall
December 1 - Hamburg, Germany - Kaiserkeller
December 3 - Berlin, Germany - Musik & Frieden
December 7 - Wien, Austria - Flex Cafe
December 9 - Zurich, Switzerland - Mascotte
December 10 - Cologne, Germany - Yuca
December 11 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso Noord
December 13 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Academy 3
December 14 - London, United Kingdom - Scala
December 15 - Dublin, Ireland - Worksman Club