This song comes out swinging with a grand full musical intro. Their specified genre is Dark Wave, I don’t know what that is really. To me this is a cool ass dance track. The lyrics are killing me. “Tonight you’ll scream my name” is the best lyric I’ve listened to all day. This song totally has that “get wild” message and it’s so much fun. Even better than the awesome lyrics is the delivery of said lyrics by their vocalist. This guy is just so awesome. The vocals are totally where it’s at. He can get this really dirty, sexy growly thing going on in his lower register that sends shivers up and down my spine. The crazy up beat tempo on this jam is really going to get your blood pumping. There are some moments when the beat slows ever so much to this very I don’t know, dare I say stripper pace. I mean that in the best of ways. Makes a lady wanna get down and very dirty. Everything about this track musically is a total win.
I want it, I want it, I want it. This after just two listens has gone on to be one of my top 5 favorite songs from the site. I can totally see myself flying down the highway cranking this song as loud as I can while I scream the lyrics. As far as playlist recommendations, I recommend you shoe horn this bitch on every playlist you have. It could make a great tension breaker in a down tempo list at just the right time. More than anything though I suggest you listen to this song post haste!
Who They Are:
Rain Diary was founded in 2007. The year later the band released their self-titled EP that was quickly sold out. ‘A Song of Mellow Weep’ got 4th highest votes at YleX Himotuimmat (most wanted) chart of 2008. The band also started their flourishing collaboration with the director Juha Lankinen who shot a music video for ‘It’s Only Rain’.
In 2009 Rain Diary started their first ‘The Lights Are Violent Here’ recording session with production wizard Jaani Peuhu. At this point bands sound took the first steps towards more electronic approach but still maintaining it’s ”trademarked” candlelit side.
In 2010 band enjoyed their first chart success when single ‘Lost’ hit #18 at Finnish Official Download Charts. To boost the success, Rain Diary’s “graphic visionaire” Jani Saajanaho shot and directed a splendid music video. After the 2nd recording sessions to finish the album the band had minor changes in the line-up when the drummer Topi Kapulainen decided to part ways.
The drummer Teemu Alajoki joined the forces in 2011. Soon the band was ready to hit the studio for the 3rd time to finalize the album. After highly productive sessions the band released their 3rd single ‘Mirror of Your Grace’ for which conceptual artist (i.e. urban shaman) Zabek Ismael shot another brilliant music video.
After an extensive search for the right label, the final piece of the puzzle was set when Rain Diary signed with Secret Entertainment. On it’s release week ‘The Lights Are Violent Here‘ hit TOP10 (7th spot) on Finnish Official Independent Record Store Sales Chart and was 30th on The Official Finnish Album Chart (week 40). Also, the album was voted #1 Alternative debut album of 2013 in a polling held by Levykauppa Äx.
In March 2014 the single ‘Shame’ and on April 4th ‘TLAVH’ were released in Mid-Europe. The extensively touring band broadened the range of venues by playing their first international show in Tallinn on March 29th and cannot wait to tour in Germany in late September 2014.
The Band is:
Tommi Suomala (Vocals)
Tytti Kallioniemi (Keyboard, Synths, Vocals)
Teemu Rantanen (Guitar)
Joni Bitter (Guitar, Bass, Programming)
Teemu Alajoki (Drums, Percussion)
Pekka Vanajas – invisible, but a noisy member (Bass, Programming) of the band
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