Big, bold, and sometimes bombastic, Ratinoff channels his love for vintage 80’s rock n roll into his sound on his upcoming self-titled, debut album, out on October 2 via Creative Entertainment Network/The Orchard.
“Ratinoff, brings a new twist to ‘80s inspired rock n’ roll on his upcoming new set of songs and debut EP, delivers snarling 80’s rock domination, with driving bass, big guitars, and thunderous drums, beneath edgy lyrics and vocals” – Lyrics And Threads
Inspired to blaze his own trail, Ratinoff ignites a scorching sound while fusing highly personal subject matter with alt rock sounds and energy, his debut album teems with an incendiary, infectious, and inimitable spirit of its own. Leading the way to the upcoming album Ratinoff released two songs and videos for “Run Away,” and “I Need It,” that have garnered over 222k combined views in just 8 weeks.
See the videos here:
“I Need It” – https://youtu.be/CIL-_7ETVyo
“Run Away” – https://youtu.be/U_j8aZ1blN0
The eight-song set churns with driving bass and drums, powerful synth, and guitar lines, over which his baritone spins tales of love, loss, and living in the modern world. Ratinoff’s love of retro influences shines through his new set of songs, to help him make his vision come to life, he worked with producer Aldo Muñoz, and Grammy nominated producer Wes Sharon (Parker Millsap, Turnpike Troubadours).
Ratinoff shares some insight into the writing of some of the songs, “Run Away” is probably one of the songs that stands out the most to me, I remember listening to the Sex Pistols album Never Mind the Bollocks, and also another song called ”Beginning of the End” from a Punk band called ‘The Cockney Rejects, and it triggered me to want to write “Run Away”. “Faith” is one of the first songs I wrote that is empowering to me, the moral of the lyrics being, even if we feel the worst in our lives, we can still come out of the darkness. The song came from an experience of having faith in people that I considered friends but having to let them go because they were constantly letting me down.” “The inspiration for “I Need It” came from an experience I had when I kept crossing paths with a woman I went to middle school with and always had a crush on. I avoided making eye contact, and I know she was doing the same… it’s that awkwardness of wanting to say something but not wanting to say the wrong thing and how that uncertainty can stay with you from middle school into adulthood.”