RAINA SOKOLOV-GONZALEZ, “40 Days”
Brooklyn jazz/R&B singer/songwriter Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez is not afraid to lay her emotions bare on the table in “40 Days”. It’s a highly polished release that leaves touches of grit in her voice in songs where she can beautifully and frankly articulate her thoughtful lyrics. You can run the gamut of influences that you can hear in her voice, from Judy Garland and Billie Holiday through Diana Ross and Lady Gaga. “40 Days” is about pouring through the thoughts of someone over and over, someone that you need to let go, but you can’t stop dwelling on all that you’ve given and done for them. And you can find more music by Raina to check out, including her previous single “Better For You”, on her brand new EP If They’re Mine. Her music is classy and bold, reflective but unforgiving, and it’s all gorgeous for your ears to hear.