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New Soul 45 - Laura Rain & The Caesars - Closer to the win / If I Cant Have You - LRK-08 LRK Records

New Soul 45 - Laura Rain & The Caesars - Closer to the win / If I Cant Have You - LRK-08 LRK Records magazine cover

LRK proudly presents "Closer To The Win" and "If I Can't Have You" on a double A sided 45 by Laura Rain & The Caesars...



A tough, hard-working American city is reinventing itself as a vibrant incubator of ideas and creation. Back from decades of neglect, Detroit has returned to the forefront on the world stage. Adventurers, investors, artists, and young entrepreneurs are flocking to the Motor City, bringing with them energy, creativity and innovation. The city and its people are inspired again.

Laura Rain is a product of that environment, a hard driving soul singer who uses the power and finesse of her own voice to inspire and electrify your spirit. Born and raised in Detroit, where her father engineered conveyer systems for the auto plants, she delivers her original music with fearless emotion and excitement. Along with her creative partner George Friend, the pair have released four albums with a unique blend of contemporary funky soul, blues and r&b worthy of Detroit’s rich history of musical innovators.

It is the Motor City where Aretha Franklin, Parliament-Funkadelic, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye all lived and created. A town where singers are continually influencing and defining the world around themselves. Laura Rain creates her own environment of expression through her music. Having released four albums of all original music since 2013, the band blends their favorite elements of funky ‘60s organ jazz, lowdown blues, dance music, old-school R&B, and soul. Laura and producer-songwriter George Friend have created a unique style, winning a prestigious Detroit Music Award for “Outstanding Blues Songwriters” and touring the U.S. Canada and Europe. Laura Rain’s voice soars as she weaves her own path through a classic, but thoroughly modern, funky sound, reimagining the r&b, gospel, blues, and soul that the city made famous.

In 2021, Laura Rain is poised to release a large collection of new music (written over the last two years) and rebuild, renew and reinvent herself once again.

Detroit has returned: strong, creative, inspiring, and always soulful! 


"Closer To The Win" is soul in its purest form dominated by Laura's unreal vocals - funkyastronaut

Closer To The Win’ – a glorious, building ballad with an old school feel and full on vocal from Laura. It’s proper vintage soul! - Souland jazzandfunk

“If I Can’t Have You” has the feel of a song that could thrive in any of the last five decades. With the rhythm section laying down a deep groove, the song allows Laura Rain to release her expressive vocals, fully delivering both the passion and the longing that weave through the song’s lyrics.- Soultracks

Set to a lush background of legato strings, vibes, Hammond organ, and funky guitar trills and stabs, "Closer to the Win" reaches into the early 1960's pop-soul bag with a fabric of rich vintage tones. A touching homage to the beauty of AM radio and 45 rpm records. Laura Rain's passionate soul-drenched delivery tells a story of her quest for personal achievement, and inner happiness. A message of renewal and striving for success.


Pre-order a copy here: (be quick they already sold 300 copies but due to popular demand, there has been an additonal 100 copies added to the initial 300 run so anyone who may have missed out on the first round, NOW is the time to get a new order in... Once these are gone that will be it....)

Pre order here:


releases May 31, 2021




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