A carefree slow-jam from cover to cover, the Rainfall EP by Joe Nora features some truly memorable moments. The title track is a clear example.
Inspired by the only real week of rain in LA this year so far, the track captures the feeling of looking out over the rooftops of the rainy city through sounds of Rhodes piano and smooth clarinet lines over boom-bap drums and lush textures. The organic electronica sound of the track and the EP as a whole brings with it a sense of duality; a push and pull between two ideas. This theme is a deliberate one, running as deep through Joe Nora’s music as it does through his choice of alias:
“The backstory of my name is that before I was born my parents decided they would call me Nora if I was a girl and Joey if I was a boy. Not wanting to know until the day of, they called me Joey Nora up until I was born and they found out I was a boy. It is the kind of balance that I liked about it, the sort of yin and yang of my name and of me.”
Joe Nora is well-known among the Spotify chill audience, working with acts like Kurt Stewart & Karavelo and being featured on numerous editorial playlists. Rainfall is a continuation of his staple organic electronica sound and a truly exciting debut with Stereofox Records. Stream the EP everywhere now or check it out below: