After delighting us with a broad and inventive array of releases throughout the last few years, emerging artist Rain Carnation returns once again to deliver his mesmerising new single 'Beautiful Ghost'.
Capturing more of that rich and soaring aesthetic he has built for himself, 'Beautiful Ghost' makes for a brilliantly bold listen. With his own vibrant voice layered across a mix of electronic and alt-rock textures throughout, this new release marks another bold step forward for the artist at the helm.
So with the new single available to stream now, we sat down with him to find out more about his background and what has inspired him most over the years.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
Guitar. I had a cheap acoustic guitar as a kid, but had no idea how to play it. Later, when I gained an interest, there was no guitar around, but I found a guitar neck somewhere, and was training my fingers, imagining sounds in my head.
What kind of music did you love when you were younger?
Mix of electronic music of the 90s and heavy metal subgenres.
What was the first album you remember owning?
Prodigy — the fat of the land.
What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?
Opeth — Ghost of perdition.
Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?
I try to finish the work in progress, before starting anything new. Otherwise it turns into a pile of unfinished work.
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
Lately I was relistening some classics from different genres. Carbon based lifeforms, Hiromi Uehara, Exivious, P.O.D., Boards of Canada.
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?
Seeing your soul being materialised in a real world.
And what is the most frustrating part?
That sometimes your soul doesn't want to do that.
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
Don't try to get everything perfect.
Rain Carnation's new single 'Beautiful Ghost' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.