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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best entertainment magazine in the UK“, Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez offers a meditation on gratitude in her new single, The Healing, which blends jazz with R&B and Gospel elements to deliver a much needed message.
Brooklyn, New York based singer and composer Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez was born into a family of musicians. Her first language was music and it runs deep within her veins, and now she invites us into her unique sonic world with harmonic nuance and lyrical poetry.
Raina’s cross-genre style, rooted in jazz and R&B, is built from the bottom up. Starting with improvisation, Raina draws on her emotionality and leans into her perception of the world around her to uncover hidden depths within daily life and articulate a personal truth with vulnerability and bravery.
With over a million streams on Spotify, features from multiple notable publications including New York Times, Complex, Wonderland Magazine and Rolling Stone, to name a few and a budding global audience, Raina has packed rooms at prestigious venues such as Public Records, Brooklyn Bowl, SOB’s, Nublu and many others. In 2022 alone, Raina toured internationally in Europe and nationally on the West Coast, reaching new audiences far and wide.
I hope my music gives permission for folks to be where they’re at, to allow the tender feelings to take up space and be seen. I hope that it inspires people to connect more deeply with themselves and with their loved ones, to be more honest and more vulnerable.
Raina’s new single, The Healing, is a meditation on gratitude, shifting focus to remind us that this moment, this day, and our time together, are a blessing.
In such precarious and unstable times, ‘The Healing’ offers a small relief that something else is around the corner. Grounded in the body, ‘The Healing’ remembers the preciousness of life.
Produced by Raina’s brother Jake Sokolov-Gonzalez, mixed by Grammy Winning engineer Jon Rosenberg and mastered by 2x Grammy Nominated engineer Ryan Schwabe, the lyrics, the arrangement, and every detail plays in important part. With a blend of jazz, R&B and gospel elements, The Healing feels good while delivering a much needed message.
The Healing relates to two previous releases, Who Is She and Like I See You, which see the songwriter touching on connection and community.
Who Is She is about the changing landscapes of gender roles in the US, how relationships are changing as women become more independent. Tied together through the fact that women don’t have last names, Who Is She is a call across generations, wrestling with where we come from and where we are now. Like I See You is a love song for our best friends.
We have so many love songs for our lovers, and we love our lovers, but they come and go. ‘Like I See You’ is a love song for those who stick around through all the ups and downs.
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