With a crystal-like voice solo artist Cecily Raine sings while accompanying herself on the piano. The classically trained musician, who grew up in Woodland, California with a 1905 Steinway grand piano and a love of creating melody lines, has been composing since she was twelve. The meanings of her lyrics often change with repeated listening. Raine's soft rock style, centering on the piano, is all her own. Her songs, evolving from her life, embrace both the bright lights and shadows.
Raine doesn't confine her musical influences to one era or genre but remembers feeling the "emotional punch" when she first heard the Red House Painters in high school. Other strong musical influences are Pink Floyd and Nick Drake.
In 2007, after releasing her second home recorded album "Sleep," written for a short film, Raine gave away her possessions and moved from Port Townsend, Washington to Los Angeles. Inspiration for her latest album and first studio release "Missing" (2011) came from many sources including "the beauty and insanity of the Los Angeles freeways, twinkling lights from the hilltops, helicopters, sirens, buildings, birds and nature wrapped into one tight, sparkling dress, " she says.
"Missing" was recorded and mixed at 4th Street Recording Studio in Santa Monica and mastered at Marcussen Mastering in Hollywood.