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RAIGN Adds a Cinematic Twist to Cult-Rock Classic in New Single

By Margaret Adams

After releasing her last double-album, SIGN from Above, which features her award-winning track, “Knocking On Heavens Door,” London-native RAIGN releases her new single “Spaceman,” featuring the radio-edit single and an extended version of the track. 

This modern cover of Babylon Zoo’s cult-rock classic adds a cinematic approach, which emphasizes the forceful and heavy nature of the song. The track features sound design from producer Robbie Lamond, who has previously worked with Ellie Goulding and Lana Del Rey, making it the perfect addition to any character theme. 

The intense production and powerful vocals elicit a certain similarity with Lorde’s rendition of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.” With every “I can’t get off the carousel” and “Where is your god?” the chilling and exciting production transports the listener into their own blockbuster action thriller. 

“I remember listening to the original release on vinyl in the 90s but warped at Drum’n’Bass speed because we were mixing it into a mixtape,” she said. “I had a blast putting a cinematic twist on this tune and wanted to make it feel like watching a rocket taking off to save the world in a blockbuster movie.”

Fans of Florence + the Machine, Lana Del Rey, and Zella Day should check out RAIGN’s new single, “Spaceman.” The EP is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Soundcloud. 

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Margaret Adams, Contributing Writer at Alchemical Records

Margaret Adams

Margaret Adams is a Psychology major and Rhetoric and Writing minor at The Catholic University of America from New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to her work with Alchemical, she writes for CUA’s student newspaper, The Tower, and has recently been named Quill Editor. She enjoys reading, writing, and looking at pictures of her dog, Bella.

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