Lauded for his soulful vocals, Rayon Nelson has just dropped his new EP, Closer. With eclectic influences from Jamaica, London and Suffolk, his music presents an inspirational and compassionate lyricism, set often to a sonic backdrop, which encompasses a broad fusion of styles. Rayon spoke with The Fountain about the new record and video for single, Made of Gold.
TF: You’ve a new EP out, what has the reception been like so far?
Finally! I have had this EP recorded for over a year so very happy to have released it. The reception has been good and people seem to like the EP! Its also being picked up by some big industry heads.
TF: Can you tell us a bit more about Closer, what can we expect from the EP?
Closer is a self produced 4 track EP, recorded in my bedroom. Its filled with intimate songs that are personal to me, covering things like my absent father, freedom, falling below standards that I try to uphold and a thank you song to my grand parents and aunty! Its a bit chilled but very soulful…maybe different and certainly relatable.
TF: And you’ve also released Made of Gold’s video, which is from the EP, how did you find that process?
The process was fun but a bit challenging. In fact we didn’t get to finish the video with the intended final scenes due to time and weather but it worked out fine I guess. Nevertheless I was happy with the end results and people seem to like the video too.
TF: And are you working towards and LP, what more can we look forward to from you in 2019?
No, I’m not working on an LP. I am looking to do more collaborations and I will release at least one more single before the year ends.
TF: And have you plans to tour and promote this new record?
I don’t have any plans to tour but this may change with new booking agent. I would love to tour but I think I need to make some more noise first!