July 31, 2020 – Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano have been very active recently to carry over the message of their music, and they’ve just taken another step toward that goal. Fresh from playing a special two-hour live set for Sensation’s recent ‘Monument Of Light’ event and taking part in Tomorrowland’s virtual festival, the renowned Dutchmen dropped a brand-new, thoroughly empowering single on their SONO Music label: ‘Life After You’ featuring singer-songwriter RANI, the first of a series of new singles and remixes to be released in the months ahead.
Sporting an uplifting message that connects with those looking for a silver lining, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano’s ‘Life After You’ is that record everyone goes to when they need a jolt of positivity. With RANI’s charged vocals telling the story on a beat-heavy backdrop, this track is engineered to strike a chord in listeners worldwide.
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano: “The message behind this record is that you’ve got to get happiness out of yourself no matter what happens in life, and RANI’s amazing vocals perfectly reflect that message. It probably sounds really cliché, but we were honestly blown away by her talent and by how professional she is. We’re super happy with how the record turned out and she played a big part in that.”
RANI: “The reason why we called the song ‘Life After You’ is because that’s exactly how much more there is after you lose someone or after a break up. It’s not the end of you, and you’ve got to move on in order to find your own way and make yourself happy again. We really wanted it to be a powerful message. Though you are hurt and feel like giving up on love, you need to leave that in the past and heal.”
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano are the archetypal mainstays of the dance music scene. With almost two decades of scene experience under their belt, they’ve had quite the success with songs such as ‘Savages’ (13 million streams), ‘Shameless’ and club crowd favorite ‘Love Dance And Feel’, cultivate their trademark sound through their own SONO imprint and frequently travel the world with their Sexy By Nature concept, which has a radio show spinoff that reaches millions of dance music fans on a weekly basis. Coupled with headline slots at the world’s biggest festivals (e.g. Tomorrowland, Ultra Europe and Balaton Sound), the Amsterdam-based duo are undoubtedly amongst the most consistent and prolific House acts of the moment. They’ve never been afraid to step out of their comfort zone and push their boundaries, and this new record shows that they have started focusing on the message of their music even more than before.
Rising RnB-pop singer and songwriter RANI is best known for her work on ‘Post Malone’, the globally acclaimed, multi-platinum Sam Feldt single that racked up well over 250 million Spotify streams since its release in 2019. Though her international breakthrough is as recent as 2018, she’s already had success with releases such as Weiss’ ‘Feel My Needs’ (playlisted on U.K. radio stations such as BBC Radio 1 and named “Track of the week” on two different occasions) and Faustix’s ‘Crying In The Sun’, the latter of which gained her millions of streams, commendable chart positions and airplay across Scandinavia.