Dear Allan Rayman: Your Album Hotel Allan Is On Repeat
A lot of us early-adopters of Allan Rayman's music are till mind-boggled as to how it is taking so long for his album Hotel Allan to be picked up by the masses. I was caught off-guard when his name popped back into my social streams, seeing all types of people raving about his 'new' album Hotel Allan.
After doing a bit more digging I found out that his album was rolling out via Spotify and it seems like the water was only starting to boil as he landed the #2 spot on the Viral Chart in Canada, #16 in the US Viral, and #31 Global Viral just last week.
This might just be his true beginning.
If you are unfamiliar with Allan Rayman, you should read this first. When I discovered Allan Rayman it was like finding a goldmine and wanting to keep it all to myself, but also feeling the need to recommend it to anyone I talked to. His debut album Hotel Allan had just dropped as a free download on his website and I couldn't wrap my head around the fact that this was real life. I listened and obsessed over each and every song on the album, deconstructing and reconstructing it over and over again. I came up with a theory behind his storyline. I obsessed over this theory and wrote about it in this feature. There was absolutely no excuse for me to skip his 10-track masterpiece as I played it over and over again. I was just so surprised as to how it did not even make as much of an impact across the music blog platforms as it did to me and couple of other people.
"Dear Allan, I heard you made the trip."
The thing is, you should listen to the album from start to finish once or twice. Of course each tracks could potentially stand-alone, but you won't really get the story behind the music unless you listen to it chronologically and in one sitting. It is inevitable that anyone who clicked play would need to listen to Hotel Allan more than once. His seamless vocals are super raw, and super real, depicting a true-to-form storyline on top of almost-cinematic production that makes the whole thing as authentic as can be. Hotel Allan is possibly the most refreshing release that 2015 had to offer. Allan Rayman is only creeping out of the shadows now, and all I can say is: it's about time.
All it takes is for you to click play to get sucked into his world:
If you are curious enough to indulge in the alternative side of r&b, laid over an authentically produced album of epic proportion, Allan Rayman is who you should discover right now.
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