Shawn Brown’s ‘The Rain Parade’ EP Stems From The Power Of Friendship

PDX singer/songwriter Shawn Brown has released new single “Find Another Way” along with the details of his upcoming EP, The Rain Parade.The 6 song collection is set to arrive on September 19th, 2022. Inspired by Folk, R&B and Roots music, “Find Another Way” sets the tone for the EP.

After nearly a decade of not playing music, longtime friend and musician Rafa Cirne Lima motivated Brown to pick up the guitar and work together on what would soon become 2021’s Angel of Oakland EP and eventually the recently completed EP The Rain Parade.

Brown speaks further on the EP:

This whole thing came out of pure friendship. I’d been out of music for about 10 years and Rafa just wasn’t having it. He had this magical way of coaxing me back into writing, which turned into jamming, which turned into a full blown recording project. Myself, Grecco Buratto and Rafa – we were making music for ourselves and all these other hugely talented people just kept jumping on board with what we were doing. Turns out, I had a lot to say in these songs, so I’m grateful people get to hear it. To me, the whole EP just sounds like friends lovin’ on each other.

For this project, Rafa Cirne Lima pulled together a writing and production team that also included co-Producer Grecco Buratto (Shakira) and session performances by Brendan Buckley (Morrisey), Daniel Clarke (Ryan Adams) and singer/songwriter Alexia Anne. Lima contributed bass on the EP while Buratto mixed the EP, played guitars, keyboards and contributed backing vocals. The EP was mastered by Justin Moshkevich (Rufus Wainwright).

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