Emerging Toronto-based R&B artist Allan Rayman mysteriously twists sounds and teases luminous melodies with his rich voice, creating a dark dreamscape in his music.
Earlier this year Rayman shared the hypnotizing record Roadhouse 01, released via 512 Productions and Communion Records, bringing his alter ego Mr. Roadhouse to life to overcome his inner-demons. On Thursday (July 27) Rayman envelopes fans into his beautiful, nightmarish world even further with the release of the music video for the popular album track “Repeat” featuring Canadian singer Jessie Reyez.
The video directed by Gabriel Adelman and produced by Mad Ruk feels like surrealist short film, featuring tight, tantalizing shots of bodies, bright lights, and fervent flames, as if a dangerous, lustful patchwork quilt. While striking images play on loop like a frightening film reel and the haunting track plays, “Repeat” brings you directly into Rayman’s subconscious.
Director Gabriel Adelman said, “The video is meant to give a dark and abstract view of losing sanity while going through a breakup. I think of it as one of Allan’s bad dreams, where the things that still haunt him play ad nauseam in his subconscious (on repeat).”
In addition to sharing the video for “Repeat,” Rayman also announced a set of upcoming tour dates across North America and Europe, as well as the release of his acoustic live session release Allan Unplugged at CBC featuring 10 acoustic tracks, available here and on Spotify.
Watch the video for “Repeat” featuring Jessie Reyez below and check out Allan Rayman’s new tour dates.
July 28 – Oro-Medonte, ON @ Wayhome Music and Arts Festival
Aug. 4 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza Music Festival
Sept. 13 – Ottawa, ON @ City Folk Festival
Sept. 19 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
Sept. 20 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth
Sept. 22 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Sept. 23 – Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub
Sept. 24 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
Sept. 26 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbos
Sept. 28 – Los Angeles @ Ford Theatres
Sept. 30 – Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse
Oct. 3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Oct. 4 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
Oct. 7 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
Oct. 14 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
Oct. 25 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
Oct. 27 – Paris, FR @ Badaboum
Oct. 29 – Zurich, CH @ Papiersaal
Oct. 31 – Hamburg, DE @ Turmzimmer
Nov. 1 – Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kantine
Nov. 2 – Ghent, BE @ Vooirut Balzaal
Nov. 4 – The Hague, NL @ Crossing Border Festival
Nov. 5 – Maastricht, NL @ Words on Fire Festival
Nov. 7 – London, UK @ Omeara
Nov. 28 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt
Nov. 30 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
Dec. 1 – Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
Dec. 2 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Dec. 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Foundry
Dec. 5 – New York. NY @ Warsaw
Dec. 6 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Dec. 7 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre