Hailing from Seattle, USA, now based in Melbourne, AUS, powerhouse sister-duo, The Rayes, charge their music with rich vocal harmonies, compelling intonation, and spirited instrumentation that hold listeners close as if by a friend. Their songwriting carries forth the catchy melodies of 70s classic rock and folk seen with a hue of modern indie rock. Playful, McCartney-esque basslines; lilting harmonies; and dynamic guitar lines hold steady as a scaffolding to songs that are intimate and evocative. Dubbed, “a kiss of sonic sunshine,” by L.A.’s Atwood Magazine, The Rayes’ sound recalls artists like HAIM, Weyes Blood, and John Lennon’s solo work.
This album will join The Rayes’ extensive catalog of music that showcases Jordan and Rebecca’s prolific songwriting abilities and boldness to follow their creative instincts. “New Woman,” released in September of 2021, is a song packed with lush synth swells and juicy vocal harmonies with lyrics that yearn for the comfort of love and companionship. “Two Legs” was written within the desert-painted exterior of a camper-van as they drove cross-country from Seattle to New York City, all while recording a podcast in the back seat and filming b-roll over bumpy roads for a home-produced music video. Their songwriting evokes a daring authenticity, a feeling Mitch Mosk of L.A.’s Atwood Magazine describes as, “Sweet, warm, and earnest…a musical hug at a time when we could all use a little more love and connection in our lives.”
The Rayes are preparing to record their debut record, a collection of songs that span time and emotion: the optimistic courage that lives beneath a bat’s wing, the stirring nostalgia of a long-lost friend, or following intuition to shift perspectives.
“Sweet, warm, and earnest…a musical hug at a time when we could all use a little more love and connection in our lives.”
- Mitch Mosk (Atwood Magazine, Los Angeles)
with the Rayes