2016 and 2017 have been prolific years for singer songwriter Allan Rayman. The past two years have seen the release of two full length studio projects, an unplugged album, and extensive touring from the artist; but hey, 2017 isn't over yet.
Last Friday saw the release of his newest collection of songs, Courtney. The five song EP may sound like familiar territory on first listen, but a deeper look reveals master level songwriting laid over a variety of rock arrangements that could sound at home in almost any era. Allan Rayman's vocals shine over the duration of the project, helping to create an aural aesthetic that makes you wish you weren't wearing headphones and were instead driving down an open highway with the wind in your hair and no worries on your mind. From the crunchy, in your face Soundgarden-esque opening "Gun" to the sleepy minute and a half long closer "Fish Called Happy", it's a refreshing 15 minute collection that truly has something for everybody.
Allan Rayman is currently on the tail end of a headlining tour. Tickets can be purchased here.