Following months of teasing since the release of the title track back in September 2022, Moldovan DJ, producer, radio show host and label boss Andrew Rayel has finally revealed his third studio album: Lifeline.
“It feels surreal to be releasing a new album after all this time,” says Andrew Rayel. “Since putting out my sophomore album ‘Moments’ in 2017, I’ve been on somewhat of a creative journey to reinvent myself and my music. ‘Lifeline’ is a true labor of love and showcases who I am as an artist; it’s a diverse album that strikes just the right balance.”
The album straddles the worlds of trance, pop and electronic music. One notable highlight from the album is the quality vocals which can be found on each record. Andrew Rayel has already solidified himself within the dance music world but Lifetime further cements the talent.
As is the case with most album projects, Lifeline proved the perfect opportunity for experimentation for Andrew Rayel. “During the pandemic, I started creating all these ideas. Some more progressive, some more melodic,” he says. “I got inspired by movies, art, reading and listening to other people’s music, and that’s why the first half of the album is quite slow, and very deep and progressive in a way. Of course, I also knew that the pace would pick up after the pandemic, so I wanted to save some space for faster and more banging tracks. And then there’s the tracks that mean a lot to me on a personal level. ‘Feels Like Home’, for instance, was written for my wife, and I made a special version for the first dance at our wedding.”