Ra Ra Riot has released their fourth full length album, Need Your Light, via Arts & Crafts. Need Your Light sees the band getting back to their house party roots without abandoning the more heady soundscapes they explored with 2013’s Beta Love. The result is an album that’s celebratory without being saccharine as the group has collectively mined their prior experiences in order to craft something that looks toward the future with an optimistic gaze.
Earlier this year Ra Ra Riot shared singles “Absolutely”, which has surpassed 1 million streams on Spotify to date, and “Water” which has neared 2 million streams. “Water” is a collaboration with Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend, Charli XCX, Carly Rae Jepsen) and showcases Ra Ra Riot’s heightened levels of experimentation found throughout Need Your Light. Third single “Foreign Lovers” and much of Need Your Light was produced by Ryan Hadlock (Vance Joy, Blonde Redhead) while both “Water” and the title track were produced by Rostam who has a long history with the band. Continue reading “RA RA RIOT Releases Brand New Album NEED YOUR LIGHT” »