Remayn is an indie-folk singer/songwriter from Eastbourne, England. He began writing music at the age of 26 as a way of processing grief after several personal tragedies. In April 2016 he released his first EP, 21276, named after the ages he was at the time of those tragedies. Described as ‘unapologetically macabre’ and ‘brutally honest’, the 5-track EP dealt with themes of loss, absence, confusion and sorrow.
In August Remayn released a new album ‘Him Always, Them Sometimes, Her Forever’ which is available to stream on all music platforms.
“I really wanted to challenge myself in making this album, I’ve only released one primarily electric guitar led song before. I bought a Telecaster and decided that I wanted to make an album that took inspirations from some of my favourite artists/bands of the 90’s; Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, The Cocteau Twins.
Every song has layers of meaning, I wanted to write quite oblique lyrics that could have different meanings for different people. Personally the themes of the album for me are abandonment, the unknown, love and devotion. I think this album is probably my best work to date, I’m extremely proud of it.” – Remayn
The first thing that caught my attention when listening to this incredible album was the haunting vocals and the combination of a slight indie folk sound combined with Remayn own unique sound which has you gripped and there is no escaping it.
This 9 track album has an incredible mixture of instrumentals and vocals which adds another texture, the combination of instrumentals vocals is spot on and for me are well placed. It’s relatable and beautiful, with its delicate vocals and acoustic production is a joy to listen to and will awaken every hair on the back of your neck.
The lyrics will capture your attention and you will listen to every word Remayn sings, although Remayn sings about his own personal experiences and feelings I feel listeners will be able to relate to the lyrics instantly.
It was hard for me to pick my favourite track from this incredible album as each track is so special in it’s own way, but if I really had to pick one I would have to pick ‘Mint’, from the lyrics to the sound there was nothing I didn’t love about it. It has me gripped within seconds and I instantly connected to the song which I had on repeat after listening to it for the first time.
This is an album you need to listen to, trust me when I say you will not be disappointed.
Great job Remayn!
By Ollie Cooper