RAANI [rah-knee] (www.raanimusic.com) is a solo pop singer-songwriter from Edmonton, AB. Her sound is influenced by artists such as Ariana Grande, Rihanna and Beyonce. Consistent themes in RAANI’s music are self empowerment and gender equality.
Currently, RAANI is preparing for the release of her new single Chains in March 2019. RAANI wrote this song with Troy Samson and Tea Petrovic in Vanacouver, BC. The song is produced by Troy Samson (MadLucky Music) and mixed and mastered by UEC (TrackOps Music).
‘Chains’ is about doing what is best for you instead of what other people think is best for you or what they think you ‘should’ be doing.
RAANI’s single ‘All My Ladies’ received a nomination for R&B/ Soul recording of the Year at the 2016 Edmonton Music Awards. She was inspired to write this female empowerment anthem after watching the BBC documentary ‘India’s Missing Girls,’ which shed light on India’s female gendercide issue and featured Aarti for Girls, a shelter in Kadapa India for abandoned children.
RAANI co-wrote ‘All My Ladies’ with Carmen Lucia Vachon in Edmonton and it was produced by Justin ‘Dunna’ McDonough (Resonate Music) in Edmonton. Terry Tran (The Audio Department) mixed and mastered the track in Edmonton as well.
Her single ‘Be Your Friend feat. Chips’ received a nomination for Best Pop Recording of the Year at the 2015 Edmonton Music Awards. RAANI’s music video for this track was featured on Arts Talk on Shaw TV Edmonton for two weeks (Link to 'Be Your Friend' music video). One of the highlights of this release was a fan-made cover music video of ‘Be Your Friend’ (Link to fan-made cover video).
Both ‘All My Ladies’ and ‘Be Your Friend feat. Chips’ were added to a variety of online radio stations and received regular features on K94.5 (Moncton, NB).
“Your music and the thought behind your music are wonderful. It's beautiful that you are inspired by our efforts. My family and our entire team heard and loved the music. I do hope that you can visit us soon. Our children and I personally would love to meet you.. With your permission, I would love to have this on our Facebook and webpage.Thank you so much. This honor means a lot to me” - Sandhya Puchalapalli, President, Aarti for Girls (www.aartiforgirls.org)