Rahn Anthoni – Highway – Review

Rahn AnthoniRahn Anthoni is a musician from the South US. His new single “Highway” is the subject of this review and I gotta say right off the bat…I’m confused. Rahn’s website states that he  is an “Urban music dance artist that crafts hot hip-hop with an R&B flow that hints at roots in gospel flavors…” And now, I’m going to review a country song?

Rahn Anthoni – Highway

I don’t mean this to sound bad but I’m seriously confused. Maybe Rahn has recently had a change of heart and decided to start writing country music. Perhaps he hasn’t updated his website with his new genre path? I’ve looked into this guy and it seems like he’s a really good guy. I’m just trying to make sense of what is in front of me.

The single “Highway” is a tad underwhelming for me. The intro is a little cheesy to be honest. I don’t know, the spoken lines don’t do it for me. However, when the music and drums come in it’s not too shabby. It’s actually a pretty good song. Rahn Anthoni has a decent voice and his music is really inspirational.

Looking into his backstory it seems that he was struck with tragedy when he lost his son a few years back. I’m glad to see that he’s putting his music to work for the good. Fans of inspirational music are probably going to dig on him pretty hard and support his story as they should.

A few more things about the song…like I said, I do like his voice. I can’t help but throw out the Hootie & The Blowfish reference, especially how Darius Rucker moved into country, yet Rahn’s style is very much different. I must say that Rahn runs into some pitch issues in this tune when he holds out the phrase “Highwaaaay”. I can’t help but hear some out of tune notes that stick out pretty abruptly. What can I say, I’m a musician and we DO hear this stuff. I would think that this would have been fixed in the studio.

I hate to rag on Rahn. I’m not trying to bring him down but only trying to lift him up. Honesty is the best policy, and I just can’t help but be as honest as I can to help artists clean up the loose ends. So overall on “Highway” I’d have to say it needs some work but has some huge potential if the vocals would be redone particularly in the chorus sections.

I’m curious to hear what YOU think about Rahn Anthoni’s music. Please get in touch with him on social media and let him know that you heard his music first here on Indie Music Plus. As always, thank you for reading and continuing to support Indie Music PLus and INDIE MUSIC!

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