Q: I love the storytelling in “Drown”. What was your creative process in making the song?
Raviner: I started writing Drown in 2018. At the time, it felt like an enigma. After navigating a tumultuous
breakup later that year I began realizing what the song meant to me in that moment. Now I
realize that it’s a song of healing and transformation, which almost always calls for pain and
struggle at first.
Q: Did any real-life events occur in your life that inspired the song?
Raviner: Yes absolutely. I wasn’t conscious of it during the initial writing process, but Drown was
expressing my soul’s impending transformation. I think we all can relate to those pivotal seasons
in our life where our spirits awaken through challenges and hardship.
Q: Was there a pivotal moment in your life when you decided to follow your path as a musician?
Raviner: I started writing out of a need to outlet painful emotions when I was 14. I was about 16 when I
fully realized my fervor for music. However, it wasn’t until I was in college I decided I wanted to
pursue the industry.
Q: I love your vocal style! Who are your biggest influences?
Raviner: Thank you!
I revere vocalists that use their instrument to share and express their heart and story. Artists like
Adele, Alanis Morrissette, Chris Cornell, Courtney Love, Kurt Cobain, Lacey Sturm (Flyleaf),
Lady Gaga, Plumb, Tori Amos, and Sia.
Q: What is coming up next for you?
Raviner: We are prepping for a summer tour as well as some new releases. It’s a busy but exciting time.
Q: What would you like to tell your supporters out there?
Raviner: Thank you for caring, supporting, and sharing. Thank you for being flexible and patient during
this pandemic and all of the shifts and transitions it’s created. Thank you for vibing with us. We
Interviewed by Katrina Yang