It's been awhile since I wrote about Allan Rayman, almost a year to be exact. After his 2015 record Hotel Allen gained the love it deserved he rereleased it in 2016 with newer singles added, most notably "Verona The Hellcat." His brand of gritty, distant R&B blended with a bit of moody soul was refreshing and different.
With two new singles towards the end of 2016 it was clear he was amping up for a new record. Well that record has a name and release date, Roadhouse 01 will be in our ears and on our minds February 24th, and it can't come soon enough. Until now my favorite of the tracks he put out was the Jessie Reyes featured "Retreat." The single showed growth while also maintaining his style and atmosphere; and I'm happy to report that "13" does the same, but better.
His largely minimalist approach makes the intertwining heavy backbeat that much more effective, however on "13" he rides the steady synths to victory, putting together one of my favorite songs of his, and also of the month.
Allan is on to something big, play it safe and get on board now.