“Raine” is the latest creative project from Cork artist and songwriter Lorraine Hogan, who will premiere her 4 track EP at this exclusive listening event including an exclusive first look at the accompanying film project in the stunning surrounds of the Aula Maxima at University College Cork on Wednesday October 11.
The Cork songwriter will be accompanied by her band on the stage of the Aula Maxima with Sam Barker on guitar and Stephen O’Brien on drums in a performance that will see them juxtapose a live instrumental performance with electronic production elements that is sure to be an exciting and dynamic exhibition as they endeavour to bring to life this new creative enterprise from Raine. Joining Raine on cello on the night is Christopher Marwood, a former member of the internationally renowned Vanbrugh Quartet and lecturer at CIT School of Music and The Royal Irish Academy of Music.
The four tracks from the self-titled debut EP Raine journey through the songwriter’s life as an artist, as well as exploring themes of sensuality, tragedy and loss. “Wake Up” follows the aftermath after a personal friend fell into a coma and Raine’s attempt to process this. The ethereal “Breathe Me In” is a tale of falling in lust while “Honey Babe” breaks free from a toxic relationship while rediscovering her inner strength. Closing out The xx and London Grammar inspired Extended Play is “Burnt”, a track that is unapologetically gritty and sexual. This debut EP was recorded, produced and mixed at Monique studio with Christian Best and mastered by Ruairi O’Flaherty.
Raine will also premiere a first look at a video project to accompany the single “Breathe Me In”. The video is a collaboration between Raine’s vision of the single and the cinematic eye of the Cork Film Centre and will be projected in the grand hall of the Aula Maxima on the evening.
There will be a special guest as MC on the night yet be to revealed. Admission is free to this exclusive premiere event and is sponsored by Goldbergs Bar and The Leaping Salmon Bar