Hear “dreamy, synth-drenched banger” single “Game Changer” (feat. Bassnectar, Beats Antique collaborator, Lafa Taylor) now.
Rae Okino as photographed by Machete Bang Bang
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“Game Changer” (feat. Lafa Taylor) is the first single from the debut album Valentine’s Day by Rae Okino
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The debut album by Los Angeles-based visual artist, producer, and vocalist Rae Okino arrives today via traditional consumer digital outlets, but the artist is also making the record available for free download via her Soundcloud account for a very limited time. The public can grab a copy of Valentine’s Day starting today, March 23rd at 12PM PST!
Why today instead of the newly-traditional release date of Friday?
Okino explains, saying, “It’s a full moon in Libra and I’m a Libra, and today is a day that closes out a cycle Libra’s have been in for two years.” Okino created Valentine’s Day within that two-year period, and goes on to say, “It’s a great day for Libra’s to release what they’ve been doing during that time, and my desire to offer the record for free as a gift to all of the lovers and feelers out there reflects that.”
“Lovers and feelers” is what Valentine’s Day, the holiday and the album, are all about, after all.
“Valentine’s Day not only touches on love, lust, and the general ins and outs of relationships,” Okino explains, “but also on the relationship between togetherness and separateness as a means to achieve oneness. Show the people you love why you love them, any chance you get. Why wait for Hallmark to bank on your love for each other?”
“Game Changer,” the lead single from Valentine’s Day (premiered on February 14th by ear-to-the-ground music discovery site Buzzbands.la), starts where relationships do – at the beginning. It’s about that “difficult stripping back of the layers,” Okino says.
The track, featuring rapper Lafa Taylor (a collaborator with Bassnectar and Beats Antique), is described by writer Kevin Bronson as a “dreamy, synth-drenched banger,” and is just one cut that comprises an overall effort by Okino to create what she calls a “sex positive” album.
Valentine’s Day, the debut album by visual artist, producer, and vocalist Rae Okino arrives today. Okino is already back in the studio working on her next round of material. Rae Okino is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
(S/R – March 23rd, 2016)
03. Come Over
04. Not a Transaction
05. Walk Away (feat. Releece)
06. Nights & Mornings
08. Kiss You
09. Means Nothing
11. Moving On
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