An infectious artist that possess a "Gold Standard" voice, look, songwriting, appeal, talent, vocal passion and overall artistic presence. From start to finish, “Solstice” is an impressive catalogue of music. The music is warm, marketable, uplifting and very passionate.Share
A Toronto-based singer-songwriter for over 20 years, Raina is a self-taught musician with a fresh folk-rock vibe. Her recently released CD entitled, "Solstice", is a compilation of her songs over the last 20 years. Raina has heartfelt lyrics and a soulful voice that soothes your ears and makes you want to keep listening.
Raina has performed her songs in Toronto, London, Ontario and Tel Aviv, Israel.
Needle in the Hay
Written By: Raina Krangle
Look at the world, look at the sun,
Look at all the battles, you think you've won,
Up at the sky, down at the ground,
Look at all the happiness, you think you've found.
But I want to know, how you really feel oh ya
I want to know, if what you are is real,
I want to know, how you feeling today?
'Cause I want to know, what it's like to be, like to be, like to be...a needle in the hay.
Think about your old man,
Thinking about your mom,
Thinking about a couple of things, they might have done wrong,
Thinking about your life now, thinking about it then,
How about all the letters, you should have sent.
Seeing that old guitar, seeing that old friend,
Finding that old pair of jeans, you tried to mend.
Seeing that old picture, of an ex-lover,
Sleeping on your favourite old, pillow cover.
Written By: Raina Krangle
When will we care, what is out there,
Beyond our own profit,
What can we do, it's all up to you,
To stand up, don't buy it.
Chorus: Together we're one,
Fukushima can't be undone,
Can we look at those little eyes,
And say, "We did our best"?
'Cause we can't ignore,
What's happened to the shores,
Of all our coastlines,
We've polluted the chain,
We're on the same train,
And there's no more gravy.
So how can we get through,
To the corporations who,
Put us in the quicksand,
No more fossil fuels, no nuclear tattoos,
We can't rely on "ob la de la da"
Raina's self- released CD entitled, "Solstice", has a soulful fresh folk-rock vibe of 13 original heartfelt songs that will make you want to keep listening.
In addition to playing at various venues around Toronto and the GTA, Raina performed at Eaglewood Folk Festival and Hopefest in August 2013.
Folk Music Ontario, "Songs from the Heart" jury and the Ontario Arts Council have nominated her song, "Needle in the Hay" for the 2013 Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award.
"Needle in the Hay", "It Don't Worry Me", "Passing Me By" and "Each Day" have been streaming on "Women of Substance Radio". "Needle in the Hay" and "Passing Me By" have been in the Top 3 for several months.
"Sunset" and "Needle in the Hay" have been streaming on York Region's MusicLynk Radio.
Raina has been in the Top 3 on Reverbnation in the Singer-Songwriter Category.
To purchase her songs or CD, visit Itunes or Reverbnation at:
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/solstice/id563270109 OR http://www.reverbnation.com/rainakrangle
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