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Premiere: Edwin Raphael Debuts “Mild Sanity (feat. Juletta)”

New Single Out Now On Dine Alone Records

Oct 28, 2020
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Montréal-based singer/songwriter Edwin Raphael has released his first single since signing to Dine Alone Records. Raphael’s 2019 full-length debut, Will You Think Of Me Later?, established the rising songwriter’s talent for atmospheric folk and gorgeous, swelling instrumentals. His latest track, “Mild Sanity,” premiering with Under The Radar, is equally enthralling as Raphael brings on NYC singer/songwriter Juletta for a graceful feature.

The track initially starts sparse, spotlighting Raphael’s vocals and softly picked acoustic guitar. After the first chorus though, it unfurls into a rich, pastoral soundscape. The lush synths swell as hazy percussion fills out the sound. The track seemingly blooms from a spacious and rustic folk sound into something far more lavish. Yet Raphael also doesn’t compromise the track’s atmospheric core.

Touches such as the brief stings of electric guitar or the bass riff that shows up late in the track add some tasteful color without overpowering the vocals. Juletta’s glassy vocals also complement Raphael’s own relaxed delivery exceedingly well, with hers coming through crystal clear while his have a relaxed, hazy feel. Together, the duo perfectly captures the feeling of a cloudy fall day with an absorbing indie folk ballad. 

Raphael describes the emotion behind the track saying, "As with every new day, the earth revolves the same, you live things a little like yesterday, you leave a little space for the hopes of something riveting but it’s rare. But every so often you stumble upon that day where everything is nothing like you knew before. You see colors you’ve never seen before; you stare at the same ceiling but it gives you an entire cosmos today." Check out the song and the accompanying visualizer below. 



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