Chart legends, The RAH Band, have been influencing British music scene for decades. Formed by Richard Hewson, The RAH Band boast two Top 10 UK chart hits, and numerous international club smashes, plus a stellar production list including The Beatles, The Bee Gees, Fleetwood Mac, Chris Rea and Herbie Hancock (to name a few). The RAH Band have been chart-masters within the industry since the ‘70s, yet their music seemed to be considered ahead of its time. During lockdown, Hewson unlocked his vaults and discovered a track which might have been written as the antidote for these pandemic times.
‘Vapour Trails’ unleashes a poignant melodic-message, as the world is preparing to blossom into Spring and step out to inhale the fresh air. Featuring the captivating vocals of British songstress, Funmilayo, ‘Vapour Trails’ was first recorded over 5-years ago. Yet reflecting on the past pandemic year, Richard Hewson, recognised the resonance of the lyrics in today’s COVID times, and an official release of a refreshed reworking of the song was undisputed. ‘Vapour Trails’ is a British sounding song, with a melody and lyrics people may connect with straight away.
“It’s a story of celebration” says Funmilayo, “It’s a metaphoric gasp of fresh beautiful air, like everyone coming out Noah’s Ark after the flood. For all the people we’ve lost during these strange times, ‘Vapour Trails’ is a celebration of their lives. It’s like the people you’ve lost who have left their footprints in the sand, it’s a celebration of them.”
“It feels as if I wrote this song back then, as a message for today,” comments Hewson. “It’s more relevant now than it could ever have been when I first wrote it. I had to refresh and release this track after the pandemic year we’ve all endured. It’s a requiem for people and all human life experiences that sometimes get lost in this changing world.”
When asked about the message behind the track, Hewson smiles, “The song was written seven years ago about a friend, who coped with the passing of a loved one by remembering the happy times they’d spent together. The message is true of this global pandemic, and we had many calls asking me to remake the track for today, as a beacon of light for tomorrow.”
Looking towards the future, The RAH Band seem on a mission to bring bright happy days to us all through their music:
“I am working on a track featuring a new young vocal discovery – Bella Hutton,” explains Hewson. “It’s another song about hope for the future, this time about saving our fragile and precious home in the vast Universe – Planet Earth.”
‘Vapour Trails’ has a voice and a message for these new times. A vibe to bring joy and hope to all. Time to breath in the fresh air and sunshine safely, with happy times in our hearts.
The single ‘Vapour Trails’ by The Rah Band is released on 7 May on Right Track/Universal
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