True Is Beautiful

Song Title: True Is Beautiful
Artist: Raveis Kole 
Words & Music: Laurie Raveis
Publisher: Raveis Kole, LLC (BMI)

UPC: 860000051897
ISRC: QZCTY2110016

Release Date: August 13, 2021   Format: Digital

Contact: Laurie Raveis & Dennis Kole 
Email: info@raveiskole.com Phone: 857-406-5998
Licensing: 100% Clear

PR ASSETS:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1jjb9h9cwzig1fj/AABEegrG5IdJB4bFR16MoKOra

LYRICS
There’s a snake that escaped from the garden 
Flick fork tongue 
Pulls back your hair, whispers sweetly in your ear 
Eat the young 

Snake slithers spitting out rotten apple seeds  
Which don’t grow in nature’s forest 
Wise owl in the trees with roots deep 
Breath in the nutrients  

I’m going to put my hands in the dirt
And plant something beautiful 

Make sure the seeds I use start with the truth 
True is beautiful, beautiful 
Hype machine such a scene for the eyeballs 
Caged bird cries 

Tasty live bait, eat this stuf, more is not enough 
You are mine 
Tweetledee Tweetledum rumble in the rugby scrum 
Buttery popcorn grab a bag 
Fun house self-esteem tampered feed 
Where are the nutrients? 

I’m going to put my hands in the dirt
And plant something beautiful 
Make sure the seeds I use start with the truth 
True is beautiful, beautiful 

 

Bed of weeds at my feet to lie, lie in
Cropped up where I was cultivating my garden
Snake slithered around me, kissed my wounds and my neck
Telling me I was nothing and perfect  

Disorientated, I shook from the trance
Ran away from snake tribal dance
And I stood tall on my own two feet
Breath in the nutrients  

I’m going to put my hands in the dirt
And plant something beautiful
Make sure the seeds I use start with the truth
True is beautiful, beautiful  

Plant something beautiful (beautiful)
Start with the Truth
Plant something beautiful (beautiful)
Start with the True
Beautiful
True

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CREDITS 
Song performed by Raveis Kole (BMI)    
Music and Lyrics written by Laurie Raveis 
Published by Raveis Kole, LLC / Bop Records 

Produced and Arranged by Laurie Raveis, Dennis Kole and Jeff Silverman 

Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Jeff Silverman at Palette Music Studio Productions (MSP) Nashville, TN
Additional Engineering by Laurie Raveis & Dennis Kole, Bop Studio, Bellingham, WA;  John Albani, Sonic Eden Studios, Nashville, TN
Recorded at Bop Studio, Bellingham, WA and Sonic Eden Studios, Nashville, TN 

MUSICIANS  
Laurie Raveis - Lead Vocals, Electric and Acoustic Guitar
Dennis Kole - Guitar and Background Vocals 
John Philip Shenale - Vintage Synths, Piano 
Matthew Burgess -  Drums and Percussion    
Boyd LeFan  - Bass    

Album Art and Design - Laurie Raveis 

Official Website: www.raveiskole.com 
Booking & Licensing: info@raveiskole.com 
© ℗ 2021 Raveis Kole, LLC (BMI) All Rights reserved.

PRESS & REVIEWS
 "...sumptuous, seductive and flush with immense appeal" - Lee Zimmerman (American Songwriter, No Depression, Country Standard Time, CBS Watch Magazine, Goldmine, Blurt, Bluegrass Station, New Times, Billboard, Keyboard Magazine, The Daily Ripple, Performing Songwriter)

"...out of the ordinary ....Sonically, this track is by no means simplistic acoustic guitar folk. Its bass is elastic and dynamic while the electric guitars sound a little progressive in places" - Dan MacIntosh (Inland Empire Weekly, Paste, CMJ, Indie-Music, Soul-Audio, The Daily Ripple, Country Standard Time, Spin.com)

" ...wildly eclectic take on folk and Americana with a heavy emphasis on solid, smart lyrics...soulfully deep voice that evokes Carly Simon and Stevie Nicks" - John Moore (Blurt/New Noise Magazine/InSite Atlanta/The Daily Ripple/NeuFuture Magazine)

"It's powerful stuff" - Grant Britt (No Depression, BluesMusic Mag,The Daily Ripple)

 FEATURE ARTICLE REPRINTED FROM the GRATEFUL WEB
https://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/raveis-kole-dig-dirt-plant-something-beautiful-true-beautiful

Raveis Kole Dig up the Dirt to Plant Something Beautiful with “True is Beautiful” 
Duo shakes loose to start with the truth 


Songwriters Laurie Raveis and Dennis Kole of duo Raveis Kole are ready to release “True is Beautiful” on 8/13 via their digital platforms and radio. The Bellingham, WA (an hour north of Seattle) based duo have evolved a signature style which interweaves meaningful lyrics with eclectic sounds, instruments, and arrangements to create songs which are both excitingly exotic and comfortably familiar. 

As with their last single, “HELP ONE ANOTHER (WE ALL CAN),” Raveis Kole recorded “True Is Beautiful” with the help of their Nashville co-producer Jeff Silverman. The new single showcases the talents of award winning session artists including vintage synth and piano player Phil Shenale (Tori Amos and Tracy Chapman, inter alia, with his work also contributing to over 40 Gold and Plantinum albums and 21 Grammy nominations), Grammy winning drummer and percussionist, Matthew Burgess (Brandi Carlile, Phil Keaggy), and bassist Lloyd LeFan.  During last year’s pandemic Raveis Kole began the process of recording the tracks virtually in their home studio, thereafter completing the song this Spring with distance based recording sessions in Los Angeles and Nashville. 

The theme of “true is beautiful” is both timeless and uniquely contemporary. The powerful alternative grooves established by the rhythm section blend seamlessly with the organic and cinematic palette of vintage synthesizer sounds to create a rich backdrop for Laurie’s powerful lead vocals. The duo pride themselves on being described as innovative and, once again, display their penchance for turning left in a right-handed world. 

“Our goal in creating “True is Beautiful” was to honor truth and to spotlight the choice we all have when we encounter “bad seeds.”  The song harkens back to the singer-songwriter era by using metaphorical lyrics to communicate using words which drip with visual and emotional nuance. 

The lyrics open like Pandora’s Box, as the listener learns that a snake has escaped from the garden to a soundscape of electric guitar riffs and snake-like hand percussion.  The alternative feel of the rhythmic percussion moves on in lockstep with the emphasis of the lyrics “ … wise owl in the Tree with roots deep…” before transitioning to the one beat, so that the listener feels grounded as the lyric suggests.  The chorus changes feel from a staccato, swinging entry to a powerful and spacious 2nd half, with Laurie’s emotive and clarion vocals claiming the title line: “True is Beautiful.” 

The song blends a flavor of Fiona Apple with the rhythmic variation, honest lyric and raw emotion of a powerful lead vocal female vocal a la Florence and The Machine and Brandi Carlile. 

The story travels deeper into a social question and opening for us all to consider while featuring Shenale’s crying hurdy gurdy over the lyric, “… caged bird cries …” and how susceptible we all are to the “… tasty live bait, eat this stuff, more is not enough” and societal pressures, with a mood supported by Dennis’ high octave guitar which waves intentionally with his light vibrato fingerwork. 

The climax of the song frees the mind and heart with the choice to “… put my hands in the dirt and plant something beautiful …” and strengthens after overcoming the tempting lure of the snake’s tribal dance.  As belonging has become a stronger force than being honest and truthful, this makes the rejection of the snake even more poignent. 

Prior recognition: 
“Beautiful melodies ... powerful vocals; creating soulful and heartfelt music.” — Guitar Girl Magazine 

“What is absolutely certain, however, is at the moment when Laurie Raveis and Dennis Kole first met, a synergy was born that would blossom into one of the most talented singer/songwriter duos around today.” - KC Cafe Radio

Laurie and Dennis met eight years at Bigfork Guitar Festival in Montana, and they instantly clicked as songwriters and partners that created a harmonious setting for their shows. They have built a solid fanbase that loves to gather around to hear Laurie’s caramel smooth vocals matched with the rich jewel tone voice of Dennis’ guitars. Raveis Kole has performed all over the US, Canada, and the UK and has opened for Cory Henry, the Edgar Winter Band, the Wailers and many more. They have released two albums and multiple singles. In 2018, their album, Electric Blue Dandelion – Nashville Sessions, debuted on Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #11, spinning on 170+ radio stations across 13 countries and five continents, and the duo is a 3x Hollywood Music in Media Award Nominee. 

For more information on the duo: www.raveiskole.com
To stream the song: https://www.raveiskole.com/true-is-beautiful 
For PR Assets: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1jjb9h9cwzig1fj/AABEegrG5IdJB4bFR16MoKOra
For publicity: Laurie Raveis, laurie@raveiskole.com Telephone: (857) 406-5998 

CREDITS 
Song performed by Raveis Kole (BMI)    
Music and Lyrics written by Laurie Raveis 
Published by Raveis Kole, LLC / Bop Records 

Produced and Arranged by Laurie Raveis, Dennis Kole and Jeff Silverman 

Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Jeff Silverman at Palette Music Studio Productions (MSP) Nashville, TN  
Additional Engineering by Laurie Raveis & Dennis Kole, Bop Studio, Bellingham, WA;  John Albani, Sonic Eden Studios, Nashville, TN 

Recorded at Bop Studio, Bellingham, WA and Sonic Eden Studios, Nashville, TN 

MUSICIANS  
Laurie Raveis - Lead Vocals, Guitar 
Dennis Kole - Guitar and Background Vocals 

John Philip Shenale - Vintage Synths, Piano 
Matthew Burgess -  Drums and Percussion    
Boyd LeFan  - Bass