WE REVIEW THE NEW SINGLE FROM RAIANE – FALLING TOO
Originally from Rio De Janeiro and now based in Brooklyn, NYC, Raiane has explored a variety of genres in the past and now dives into a lofi pop style. Falling Too is the product of that excursion into a chilled, synth-laden melody with gentle beats and subtle composition.
Falling Too, featuring BACHTROY, is a masterfully produced track that showcases some fantastic production, vocals, and masterful usage of the genre. The main drum beat being there, but also so subtle that you don’t really hear it when you get lost in the track.
An apt comparison would be a heartbeat, unless you’re really listening for it, it’ll fade away into the background. It shows exactly how gentle the track is in its delivery, which is the key goal here, a gentle track.
The majority of the track is taken up by a liquid-feeling synth, just simply playing and letting the listener focus as much as they want on the music. It’s an oddly innocuous feeling, letting the track itself be this ambient thing for what you’re really focused on, which is the lyrics. It’s a show of production mastery to put something together like this and have it work this well. The usage of little moments of flare such as changing up the beat, or briefly adding some new sounds in for a moment, keeps things fresh for the whole track and stops it from going stale.
The main draw of the song though is the vocals of Raiane herself, a gentle lullaby that exudes a purity to it as she laments her and a lover falling for one another. There’s no need for belting out an operatic or dramatic performance here, instead, we have an understated lullaby that spectacularly showcases Raiane’s range.
To close out, Falling Too is a spectacular show of how bigger isn’t always better. By dialing back to a simple singular drumbeat and working outwards from there, the simplicity of a person just singing shows the beauty of what an amazing vocal performance can do for a song.