Raymond Revel has a history of singer-songwriter releases, with his number one single, “Sunrise” having been featured for four consecutive months on Spotify’s “Discover Weekly” playlist.
In “Running from Reality”, Revel provides the listener with an elaborate story about a man who finds the girl of his dreams, in his dreams. This leads him down a torturous path, as he would rather be asleep than awake so that he can see her again. But what if she isn’t there the next time he falls asleep? This tension is what fuels the song forward, and Revel is able to show off some spectacular creativity in this piece.
One of the major highlights of this song is the major contrast of intensity between the verses and the choruses. When the first chorus hits, a cinematic wall of sound hits the listeners ears, powerful enough to send chills down one’s spine. This is such an artistic touch, and it’s something that will make Revel’s tune stand out. Another highlight is the quality of production of this tune – Revel worked in cooperation with Keith Harris and Voyager Mastering, both of whom have worked with the likes of Ben Rector, Dave Barnes, Cody Fry, Clay Finnesand, and many more. This is a top quality track, and it was put together by a top quality team.
Raymond Revel is an American Singer-Songwriter originally from Burbank, California. While his music is now on the rise, music is not something that is unfamiliar to him. Raymond started out by playing the piano by ear at 5 years old, and he was writing full songs by the age of 11. Through the years, Raymond has served as a background singer for Demi Lovato, Pharrell, and Little Big Town of episodes of The Voice, The Jingle Ball and for the American Music Awards.
Additionally, Raymond has performed as the lead singer in a band, has led multiple a cappella groups, and of course performs as his own solo act.
However, beyond Raymond’s experience, it is his sound and approach to music that makes him unique. Raymond utilizes various raw and synthetic instrumentation to create a joyous and authentic sound. Raymond focuses on storytelling with his songs – his lyrics are not overly complex, and are easily relatable to listeners of all ages. Raymond’s sound is not overly processed, and even he would likely argue that it is not always produced perfectly. But that is the glory of it all. People long to hear a genuine sound when they listen to music, and that is exactly what you get when you listen to Raymond Revel’s musical stories.
“I hope people connect to this tune. I tried very hard to make it artistic and lush, and I do think this message will come across. I think this song has some major potential and I am excited to see what waves it can make.” – Raymond Revel