Rain Man Talks New Single "Take It Closer" & Taking Some Time Away From Social Media

Rain Man is again, of us, and he has a brand new vitality that he’s bringing to the desk. After deleting his artist  Facebook and taking a break from each Instagram and Twitter for a couple of months, he launched a music final month with Nextgen Records and one other at this time on Dim Mak. The new music is known as “Take It Closer,” that includes Vikki Gilmore, and is a good bit extra poppy than his followers are used to.


In truth, there’s a whole lot of similarity on this model to 2010-2012 period progressive home hits, primarily by the Swedes. The piano and pounding rhythm are certainly nostalgic and Gilmore’s vocals are smooth and simple listening atop the addictive manufacturing.

With the brand new launch, we felt it was time to ask Rain Man a couple of questions concerning the monitor, his return, and his absence. Check out “Take It Closer” with Vikki Gilmore beneath and scroll right down to learn extra!

“Take It Closer” is clearly extra pop than something you’ve put out earlier than. Tell us concerning the course of behind this monitor and what it means to you.

I really began this monitor once I was visiting my household in Chicago over the summer time. I used to be away from my principal workspace and solely had my laptop computer, some headphones and an outdated guitar I had left at house. I began engaged on it late one night when the the fireflies have been out and the cicadas have been buzzing…I needed to launch the vibe that was going via my head. I used to be lastly again at house in the midst of a lazy summer time, the place so a lot of my reminiscences originated and maintain a particular place in my coronary heart.

Some followers may keep in mind your final monitor as “Do You Still Feel?” with MAX, however you really simply slyly put out a brand new tune with NextGen final month. Is this the start of a return?

It’s completely the start of a return! I've a lot new music and new tasks that I’m engaged on, I undoubtedly suppose it’s the beginning of a brand new period for Rain Man. In the previous, I’ve been slightly bit too treasured with my music and lots of songs I produce go into the trash and by no means see the sunshine of day. I believe that my knack for making an attempt to make a ‘good’ music has gone manner too far prior to now and I’m prepared to maneuver past that and share extra of the music I’m creating.

During your time away from releasing music, you additionally deleted your Facebook and took a while off from Twitter and Instagram. What was the reasoning behind that?

Last yr I made a decision I wanted to take a step again from social media and deal with myself and my relationship with the true world. I noticed that I wasn’t spending sufficient time having fun with my environment or the individuals closest to me. I wanted a while to work on Kris the human and never Rain Man the DJ. I believe it was a mandatory interval of development; and looking out again from the opposite facet, that break has made me a greater buddy, brother, son, and even a greater music producer.