Premiere: James Raftery “Everything”

James Raftery spent the 90s starring in weird indie films like Nite Owl and recording under the monicker Rat Wakes Red with various supporting artists and producer/arranger Jeral Benjamin.

On March 24th, James Raftery will release his debut album, Everything. Surviving the Golden Age is excited to premiere the album’s titular lead single. Raftery explains the song “is about rebirth, redemption, leaving an old self behind, and having a brand new energy and connection.” That rebirth is made completely on computer and synthesizer. The track looping and bleeping synths are reminiscent of Animal Collective combined with Raftery’s voice which is akin to Elliott Smith or Sufjan Stevens. Everything will be a must for synthesizer enthusiasts.