“Stay” is funk-soul song with an edge by the artist IKE RANN from Estonia, based in Copenhagen. He was traveling without a home in 25 countries for 3 years without a home. He had only a backpack and a guitar to accompany him. The song is about the impermanent nature of life. We experience different situations and people coming into our lives and we never know for how long we will have time to spend with them. It’s about valuing these moments and making the most of them.
IKE RANN came up with the idea in pub in London, before going on stage to perform. The song was finalised in the Swedish label RoastingHouse with Fredrik Joakimsson and Sebastian Berglund . “Stay” is the first single of Ike Rann’s full length album “Synchronize” that will be released in October 2019.
IKE RANN grew up in sunny Los Angeles, California as a child of classical composer and opera singer from Estonia. After the Iron Curtain came down, they moved back to Estonia. At the age of 17 he started working professionally as a singer fronting rock and funk bands. After opening the show for the Rival Sons in 2013 in Heidelberg, Germany he felt a need to strive towards an international audience.
He released his first EP as solo artist in 2015 called “LiveLoveLaugh”. The song “Genius” from the EP won a songwriting competition on BBC Radio. After that he moved to London, to start working with the local songwriting scene.
In 2016 he gave up his apartment and almost everything he had and went to travel the world. In 3 years he visited 25 countries with only a backpack and a guitar to accompany him. While traveling, he was writing songs and gathering inspiration for his upcoming full-length soul album “Synchronize”.