Mike and Mandy – ‘Ash Rain’
Hailing from Los Angeles, Mike and Mandy have released the superb single ‘Ash Rain’. It is an alternative-rock release with a big heart.
An atmospheric and delicate piano opens the release before a full band sound kicks in. The charming and characterful vocals take the reins of the single, and the song is in full flow.
We adore the changes in the feel of the track. The listener is taken on a journey with unexpected twists and turns, keeping the audience on their toes.
In addition, the driving chorus is catchy and stays with the listener long after the music has ended. ‘Ash Rain’ is a song that needs to be heard with the volume up loud to be fully appreciated!
Mike and Mandy say about the release, “‘Ash Rain’ was written when the West Coast of the United States was on fire… it was literally raining ash on our neighbourhood. Still, it’s a metaphor mixed in a homophone. How often do we go to the well seeking life-giving water only to find dead ash?”
They continue, “We’ve all had relationships where the compassion and understanding we seek isn’t met but rebuffed by cold harsh judgement or indifference.”
The duo got together over a decade ago and are making music that needs to be heard. ‘Ash Rain’ is a great introduction to the band, and we can not wait to check out their back catalogue too.
We thoroughly recommend adding ‘Ash Rain’ to your playlist this week. Mike and Mandy are making music that carries a message, and we very much look forward to hearing what they will do next.
Until then, ‘Ash Rain’ is available from the link below; enjoy!
FV Music Blog March 2021
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