Song of the Day | Raveen | Always

If you’re ready to come face to face with a melancholic past (or future), Raveen’s “Always” is the song to start the conversation for you.

Montreal-based Raveen, has perfected the formula for a “sad rock song,” with their single “Always.” The band didn’t make it complicated too, using simple piano chords, gentle strums, light plucking, synths, and a bassline that sounds like the heartbeat of a sad person. It could be possible that listeners might compare them to the likes of Cigarettes After Sex and Radiohead.

While Raveen does own a sound of their own, it’s hard not to hear the huge Thom Yorke influence in Eric Séguin’s vocals. Nevertheless, “Always” is a poignant listening experience worthy of your time.

The electronic three-piece is currently on tour, with a show in Montreal on July 28, and one in Toronto on August 11. The band’s first release, “Always,” is due out on July 28.

Listen to “Always” below.

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Camille Banzon is the music editor of The Violet Wave. After years of covering music festivals, concerts and reviewing albums, she decided to move to a tropical surf island, where she runs a hostel and lives off of coconuts, bikinis, and streaming. Her work on music writing can be seen in FHM Philippines, Pacifiqa, Coconuts Manila, and Amplify.ph. She likes groovy basslines, clean waves, and lots of cheese.

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