We first heard from Donna O. Raphael in November of last year, upon the release of her single “Tainted Dreams.” That song introduced readers of The Static Dive to a talented composer and producer with a lifelong love of music and an extensive catalog of experimental instrumental music. Originally from the Commonwealth of Dominica, a beautiful island in the Caribbean, Donna is a graduate of the prestigious Full Sail University for Music Production in Florida, where she currently resides.
“Finding A Way” is the latest single from Donna O. Raphael, released worldwide to all major streaming services on June 18, 2021. The song is a mix of sounds and instruments from around the world. With a completely organic arrangement, the multi-instrumentalist creates a mellow, relaxing mood with a breezy uplifting vibe.
The song opens with a hypnotic World Beat rhythm which maintains as the heartbeat of the tune. After a brief vocal introduction the song is mostly instrumental. From there, to match the track’s exotic rhythm, Donna O. Raphael plays a rotating roster of instruments from around the world. As the African Drum Kit keeps the beat it is met with; Piano, Zither, Bass, Vox, Choir Sounds, Strings, Bansuri Flute, Dizi Flute, and Recorder. Alternating and complimentary melodies and sub-rhythms play their way in and out of the mix.
Check out “Finding A Way” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Chill playlist. Follow the links below to connect with Donna O. Raphael. Get on her SoundCloud and dig into the artist’s extensive catalog of music. And follow her socials to stay in the loop on all of the great music to come.