Title - Let It Out [Vinyl]
Artist - Ratinoff
For those unaware, Northern California-based retro rock-inspired singer and songwriter RATINOFF released his self-titled debut EP amid the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Touring was off the table for him and artists around the globe, so he channeled his frustration into creativity and used the time to write and record his new album.
The outcome is his recently released dark-edged yet melody-driven LET IT OUT, with a sound that pays homage to the sonic tenets of the post-punk icons who first inspired him.
Produced by Grammy-nominated producer Wes Sharon (Parker Millsap, Turnpike Troubadours) LET IT OUT is available on all streaming platforms and CD with vinyl coming out on October 29th, 2021.
1. Another Day
2. Light Me Up
3. You Won’t
5. Take Me Away
7. I Just Wanna Rock
8. Destiny Waits
9. Hot As Hell
This quite stunningly vibrant and thoroughly ‘80s ambient album opens on the guitar/synth hipsway of Another Day and the AOR of Light Me Up and backs those up seamlessly with the smooth blues rock of You Won’t and then Side A rounds out with the balladry of Better and The Cure-esque Take Me Away.
Flip the album over (yes, this is a vinyl album, after all) and we next get the translucent reverb rock waves of Honey and the full-on rocker I Just Wanna Rock, which is in turn followed by the mid-tempo balladry akin to Cutting Crew/Mr. Mister within Destiny Waits, Side B closing on the melodic American rock vibe of Hot As Hell and the upbeat and resoundingly effervescent Bye.
“Jay and I initially connected over our mutual love of Joy Division," says producer Sharon. "That was our starting point of our musical bond. From there we dove into making the record. Our goal was to make music that made us feel like we were listening to music from that era but capturing the vibe of today."
“Jay’s voice was the glue. Working with Jay was one of the best experiences I’ve had. He always has tons of ideas and he’s never afraid to try something new."
Emotionally charged from beginning to end, the three videos from Let It Out (all can be found on Ratinoff’s YouTube – link below) have collectively accumulated over 335k views and growing, with the songs garnering spots on dozens of playlists.
Take Me Away - Ratinoff [Official Music Video]
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