by Edward Miskie
“The City’s Coming Down by The New Ravis” is a sexy apocalyptic love-ish story, and honestly, I can’t get enough of this infectious song; it isn’t long enough. I want more. As we have all experienced our own versions of the apocalypse over the course of the last year, The New Ravis give 2020 a new Mumford & Sons-esque spin on the walls crumbling down, and the ‘sea coming up to my neck’ and ‘my hope began to drown’. We’ve all been there, but now I want to dance listening to a recap. There’s almost a cathartic vibe in the song to the idea that everything is falling apart around you. The song was actually written pre-pandemic as a result of the weight of the organizing and managing the band’s 2019 Irish Tour schedule began to weigh on them, saying, “The longer the tour went on the more and more the anxiety and depression began to build.” The New Ravis is an indie-rock duo from Galway, Ireland that will no doubt make a splash with this jam that I want to main-line into my veins. Lyrically, it’s clever and colorful, musically it’s upbeat and moves. Check them out on Spotify and Instagram for more.
Kaelab Riyan Folks is a singer/songwriter from Staunton, VA. Short and sweet, his genre consists of a pop-like R&B sound. He is known as a hopeless romantic, and he likes to make his music about the realistic emotional encounters he has faced. We are just beginning to learn about him, but we see a ton of potential going forward!
His newest track is called, “Save Your Love” it definitely fits into his genre range. The piano chords that are the center piece of the instrumental are simple, but has that pop-element we look for that keeps your head bopping. His vocals are impressive, as he sings, “Save Your Love” during the hook which will easily get stuck in the listener’s head. One of our favorite parts of the track are his ability to vocally harmonize in areas. Check out the track below.