To my treasured listeners,
Welcome to my website! I would love to preface my little bio here by telling you that I am absolutely thrilled and excited to be sharing with you my original music! My new single, 'Deeper Than The Ocean' off my debut EP 'Feel Fearless' will be released this September. I wrote it about a man who suddenly realizes before losing his wife, that he loves her more than anything in the world. I hope you like it and that you never wait too long before telling someone how much you love them. Here's my personal story.
As recently as a couple of years ago, I was still immersed in a life of painting and photography. Music was not yet a part of my movie. I believe the solitude of being a painter and the exploration of that time period offered me an unusual perspective to songwriting. Not sure if it was an innate sense of restlessness, but for some reason I gradually put the paintbrush aside in search of a different type of canvas and palette.
This soulful period was at an all time low, when thankfully a friend took me to see a Rickie Lee Jones concert. The me walking into that concert became transformed and re-ignited during those life-changing 90 minutes. I'm still not quite sure how I got the nerve, but I ran home and somehow started writing songs with an unexplainable, pure passion that has led to my debut Ep 'Feel Fearless!' Enjoy... and thank you so much for listening and taking part in my journey. Keep on rockin,
Diversions LA says in their February 2018 review, Carolee Rainey Tells Listeners to Feel Fearless. "Evoking comparisons with Stevie Nicks the songs on her potent debut mini-album reflect inspirational and empowering messages lyrically. The music is solid, strongly singable, and will delightfully lodge in listeners internal musical repertoire for a long time."
Rainey says she was inspired while attending a Rickie Lee Jones concert. She found Jones’ performance transformative, and immediately began to write her own songs. “It was the next stop on the train for me,” she says.
Philosophically, Rainey says she views life as a journey. She asks that listeners tune in to her songs because “they’ve got life, wisdom and lightness even if they can get lonely and dark.”
Tight backing musicians create magnetic listenable support to Rainey, including Thad DeBrock, Richard Hammond, Doug Yowell, Everett Bradley and Clifford Carter on acoustic piano and keys. The EP was produced by Grammy and Emmy award winning producer Robert L. Smith at Defy Recordings and Avatar Studios.