Americana artist Racyne Parker is premiering a new lyric video for her recently released single, “Make It Out Alive” – just in time for the “spooky season.” Both chilling and melancholic, this song transports listeners through a rich and raw narrative about facing inner demons, finding closure, and leaving the past behind to make way for a brighter tomorrow.
A weeping and mournful pedal steel opens the song, introducing listeners to the dark and lonesome world that “Make It Out Alive” has sculpted. A hypnotic acoustic guitar embellished with a solitary whistle completes the rugged and desolate ambiance. There is an old-soul presence in Parker’s voice as she shares her compelling tale of resilience and transformation. The artist comments, noting:
“After experiencing a sudden and inexplicable loss last year, I needed a place to contain the anger that I was feeling. I needed a place where the scales were balanced – that place didn’t exist in the real world, so that place became ‘Make It Out Alive.’”
“Make It Out Alive” taps into a Country-Western soundscape, blending ominous vocals with echoing banjo and cello accents. As the chorus unfolds like a flower, Parker reaches peak emotional depth and beauty. Parker adds:
“I wanted the song to feel more nuanced than anything I’ve done before. I didn’t want to hide what I felt at that time, but I also didn’t want this song to be weighed down by where it came from.”
Originally from Southern Oregon, Denver-based singer-songwriter Racyne Parker draws inspiration from country, modern folk, indie rock, and pop influences to deliver catchy lyrics, warm vocals, and a contemporary style that fits in well on playlists next to Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, and Caylee Hammack. An engaging and low-stakes performer, Racyne is bound to play a song that you know while also introducing new songs to you that you’re sure to love. Her honest and original tunes draw on her experiences with living in and leaving a small town, navigating uncertainty in love and life, and finding joy in the little moments.
An up-and-comer in the Denver music scene with lots of new music on the way, Racyne hopes to build community, create joy, and remain true to herself through the music that she makes.