Announces new EP 'Jeté' due 25th October via PRAH Recordings
and shares first single "U Should Have Told Me"
Emerging London via Margate composer, producer and multi instrumentalist Raven has just announced his new EP Jeté is set for release 25th October via PRAH Recordings.
The first single from the record "U Should Have Told Me" is streaming online now.
Speaking about "U Should Have Told Me", Raven said
"This track came together pretty quickly. It was a one take improvisation on the Wurlitzer piano along to a beat that I’d just made.
That’s why the form is quite loose and through composed. It was finished when I pulled out an old folk record of my dad’s which happened to have this intriguing accapella on which I've chopped up.
This track for me is the highest emotional point on the EP."
Raven has collaborated with many well-respected artists including Kate Tempest, Paul Weller, Mica Levi, Kwes and Bullion. His music upholds a balance between the orchestral and electronic, abstract and conventional. Parallels can be drawn to the artist Arthur Russell, in terms of their diversity, creating tracks you can dance to, but also songs and music for reflection.
Drawing inspiration largely from the people around him, Raven explains
"I find people really inspiring, it’s amazing what can happen after a good conversation, it can give you a different perspective on things.
I guess I’m always trying to get a new perspective in one way or another,
I find that really creative."
Combining this with an interest in dance as an art form and movement, Raven came to create Jeté. Having recently worked with some incredibly talented choreographers and
dancers, Raven looks to explore the creative freedom, emotion and human connection
within dance with his new record; the EP title Jeté literally translates as the French for
"jump" and the cover art was a photograph taken by Raven's father of dancers back
in the 80s.
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Raven - U Should Have Told Me
Raven - Jeté