Singer/Songwriter, Producer Johnny Rain is back with a pair of new tracks, both of which have been given the visual treatment in a new joint video co-directed by Rain himself.
“I’m an enormous fan of Florence Welch,” Rain told Complex of his new collaboration with Tishaun Dawson. “She had a short film a few years back called The Odyssey comprised of nine visuals. The way she was able convey her story to the viewer/listener, it was this that inspired me to create this dual video—to express my story in a similar fashion, but in my own way.”
Working with Dawson, Rain added, allows him to tap into his creative strengths. “He brings my vision to life in a special way that elevates my music every time,” Rain said. “I’ve always been heavily involved in the creative process for my music and releases, but I rely a lot on team since they understand my creative process.”
During a rough 2014 that found him uninspired, Johnny Rain took a 2-year hiatus from releasing music to build and develop his label Odd Dream Republic. Now Johnny is back and working on his new album Idol Blue that has allowed him the platform needed to transform from a word-of-mouth newcomer, to an artistic pioneer.
“My music has changed and evolved during these past two years since I last dropped something. I’m always trying new sounds and such. Plus, I think my music is forever changing, because life is forever changing. and my music has always been a reflection of my life,” says Rain.
Rain’s new album, Idol Blue, is coming soon. Check out the visual for his brand new songs “Seventeen” and “Peach” above and stream them below.