Synopsis of Work: On the eve of Independence Day in 2007, Solan Rai made her
debut with the release of Liberated Sol. Delving deeply into the concept of love, Rai
uniquely blended elements of reggae and house to produce a funky mix of progressive
sound that illuminated the mundane. This album blazed a trail through the music
industry with a powerful feminine energy rarely found on this side of the universe. Her
counter-cultural lyrics challenged the status quo and cut a unique pattern from the
fabric of soul pioneers from days past. Whether grappling with the risks of romance in
"Somebody", or challenging surface perceptions in "Slowly", Rai religiously brought
truth to the forefront in a way that was soft and unassuming.
|Solan Rai is an Atlanta-based Singer/Songwriter/Producer
|Now preparing for the release of her sophomore album, Solan Rai is taking a more
organic approach and allowing these songs to evolve from a place of emotional unrest,
struggle, and turmoil. Infused with tribal drums, synthesizers, and electric rhythm, Solan
Rai rebrands her sound, delivering raw honesty in every song. She is currently
shopping the album for a label release. For all label inquiries, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678-622-8122.
Produced by Solan Rai, "The One (That Got Away)" is the first single from Provocative
Woman, and it is available for download now at solanrai.bandcamp.com.
Growing up the eldest daughter of a bassist trapped in the funk revolution, Solan Rai
has been immersed in music since birth. Absorbing the vibration of her father’s bass
guitar brought harmony to her volatile home life, and in those moments, she learned
the liberating power of music and devoted her life to pursuing it. She began her
performing career in her hometown of Nashville, TN. After a brief run on the Music
City scene, her pursuit of liberation led her to Atlanta, where she arrived haphazardly
with the smell of burnt rubber still in her clothes.
Atlanta welcomed Rai with a plethora of challenges and opportunities. Trying to find
her niche, she frequented coffee houses and open mic cafés, sharing her essence
through poetic lyric. Never neglecting her affinity for song, she soon found herself in
studios tracking background vocals and arranging spots for radio and television
advertisements. However, it wasn't until she completed a life-altering journey for
divine knowledge that she found her voice. This experience married a painful past
with a renewed sense of consciousness; and with fire on her tongue, she began
channeling her emotions in the creative process of songwriting.
Pulling from her childhood memories of her father's band practices, she also began
producing music to embrace the emotion in the lyrics she was writing. After years of
exposure to the force of music, she eventually found herself swept away in its current.
Continuing to chase her passion for creativity, Solan Rai soon found herself
branching out to other sectors of the entertainment industry. She founded The
Clearview Dance Project – a nonprofit organization touching the lives of
disenfranchised youth through the art of dance. She also launched Sol Rai
Consulting – a management and marketing consulting firm catering to the indie
music market. Adding to those ventures, she successfully hosted her own talk show,
Sol Rai Café, where she spotlighted upcoming artists and provided a platform to
share indie music.
At her core, Solan Rai is an artist. She has a deep-seated passion for all things
creative, and she is committed to sharing her music with integrity and respect for the