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Raviner Takes Fans “By The Throat” In New Single

Raviner, the Nashville heavy alternative band’s latest song, “By The Throat,” is a powerful call to mobilize.



Raviner, photo by Annelise Loughead
Raviner, photo by Annelise Loughead

Raviner takes listeners By The Throat on their heavy and soulful new single. The Nashville heavy alternative band’s latest song is a powerful call to mobilize. Vocalist Kamber Kigin uses grit and soaring notes to drive urgency into the track.

Raviner utilizes dynamics in the song to masterfully contain its energy. Ambient cleans and tight, composed percussion bleed into the inspiring chorus. Yet, the band shows their ability to command mayhem – a chunky 8-string guitar & alarm siren kick off a breakdown before the final chorus. Two seemingly unrelated songs served as reference tracks: “No Ordinary Love” by Sade and “Like A Villain” by Bad Omens.

“Our time is bleeding out / Our voice is breaking down,” she repeats in the chorus. Kigin explains the inspiration for that cry:

“‘By The Throat’ came about after taking some time to observe and absorb the world around me – the pandemic and the deep financial and mental health concerns in my friends and family in the aftermath. This song rages and wars against all of it… It’s aggressive, driving, and at times, chaotic.”

The duality is not lost on Kigin and the band as they each lent their piece to the track, “Underneath the anger, rage, frustration, is a deep yearning for something more hopeful, something lighter. Our bassist & backing vocalist Jordan did a stunning job writing the second verse lyrics that dig into this.”

“By The Throat’s” video flows brilliantly with the track’s movement. Soft blue and pink pastels and semi-transparent overlays create a dreamy state during the verse. A dark void surrounds the group, and disruptive static breaks in as the chorus forges forward. Themes of light vs dark and order vs disorder are tied together sonically and visually.

Raviner “By The Throat” single artwork

Raviner “By The Throat” single artwork

Lover of all things music, Vanessa De La Rosa has been involved in the music scene most of her life in different capacities. All genres welcome, she is a past master in the art of "nerding-out" with music, and is excited to explore that passion by sharing the stories of artists everywhere. Fan of: Festivals, gear, music production, all genres, supporting artists, concerts, and merch!