NEW SIGNING: RALEGH LONG
Maximal Music Sync is extremely pleased to welcome English singer-songwriter Ralegh Long to our roster!
Ralegh Long released his debut album Hoverance to critical acclaim in 2015. Leaving his adopted London, Long returned to his childhood home to write an album of singular grace and simplicity, steeped in natural imagery and "Spooky pastoralism" (MOJO). Hoverance and its follow-up E.P We Are in the Fields (2016) won praise from The Guardian for their “twilit ambience and demented beauty” and from Sky Arts as "calling to mind the atmosphere of Nick Drake". Both records received support from Spotify as well as from BBC6 Music presenters Lauren Laverne, Guy Garvey and Gideon Coe.
His second album, Upwards of Summer, was released in June 2017 and won the HMUK Emerging Artists Award. CLASH declared it "the sound of an artist revitalised and brimming with enthusiasm". Written during a time of personal change, when Long was unsure if he was going to continue making music, and recorded with his touring band, Upwards of Summer is a revelation. The somber string and woodwind arrangements of Hoverance are nowhere to be seen; the melodicism of his debut is instead fused with the jangle of chorus guitars and anthemic hooks in a thrillingly confident return. The album has received acclaim from Elton John, as well as support from Spotify and UNCUT, who likened it to R.E.M and Beck's Sea Change.
In January 2018, Long released a new single, the fragile, reflective, and minimalist "Am I Home", which made Apple Music's Singer/Songwriter A-List, as well as Spotify's 'The Most Beautiful Songs in the World'. He followed this in March with "Super Blue Moon", which debuted on Spotify's New Music Friday and Apple's Best of the Week worldwide, and in June with the intimate "Where You Are", which landed on Apple's Singer/Songwriter A-List as well as Spotify's flagship folk playlist 'Lost in the Woods'.