Edwin Raphael – Have You Been Told

Canadian artist Edwin Raphael releases ‘Have You Been Told’ today, and it’s just about the most beautiful song that I have yet to come across this week.

The atmospheric and textured production fuses elements of indie, folk, rock and dreamy pop into a sound that is simply stunning.

“‘Have You Been Told?’ steers through the fixation of constant repetitive cycles from a place that is ‘all blown up’ to ‘all so bare’. It’s the conflicting pursuit of stimulation versus stability. The phrase ‘have you been told’ suggests the idea of keeping the devil on your shoulder at ease by satisfying it in small doses as well as constantly sort of reminding yourself to check yourself. Essentially the song explores a medium ground where there is a balance between the two.”

Sophomore LP ‘Warm Terracotta’ is out later this year via Dine Alone Records.

Edwin Raphael