Allan Rayman has been stuck in my head for months. The enigmatic singer released his 2nd record in February. With it came a (slightly) more clear picture of the madness behind the man.
Allan is out to send you into a frenzy of mystery and confusion. His music paints the portrait of a man who struggles to deal with his own demons – and in confronting them Mr. Roadhouse has been unleashed, offering a deeper look into the grittier side of Allan’s alter-ego.
Just last week, The Fader premiered the next chapter of the Allan Rayman’s visual saga. This man makes short films, not music videos. Verona’s Obsession is a 2-part film that seems to keep up with the trend of battling fame, exposure, and desire. A desire for Allan, and his own desire for privacy that is.
Featuring Roadhouse 01 tracks Left Alone and 13, Allan Rayman fuses R&B swagger with hip-hop grit while successfully telling compelling stories the way a country artist would.
Side note – the fact that this clip runs 5:12 is a stroke of brilliance. A nod to 512 Productions, Allan Rayman’s own label/brand.
Allan Rayman’s “Verona’s Obsession Vol. 1” Video Is A ’80s Vampire Thriller
“Verona’s Obsession Vol. 1,” the new clip from Allan Rayman
About creatures of the night, vampires and stalkers alike. The song is all open-highway rock in a chrome sports car, and Rayman’s confrontational vocal delivery adds a sense of urgency to Gabriel Adelman’s visuals. His barks encourage us to interpret the mysterious relationship of Rayman and his fan, from the unwelcome propositions to the arguably dream-sequenced bloodletting.
“In a celebrity-obsessed world, I wanted to show that the fantasy of fandom often has a darker reality,” Adelman told The FADER over email. “I drew inspiration from my favourite early 80’s music videos and films, such as ‘Thriller’ and Evil Dead. It’s a format I’ve been wanting to work in since obsessively watching Much Music Video Countdown as a kid.”
The video’s second volume will be released in spring 2017.
Next month, the enigma himself will make his mark on Montreal.
Allan Rayman plays La Sala Rosa on his Hotel Allan Tour this coming April 19th
Get your tickets here – they’re selling out fast!
Check out Mr. Roadhouse around the net!