RAINSFORD (Rainey Qualley) is a singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles. Born in New York City and raised in Asheville NC, her sound embodies both stylistic pop and traditional soul. As a teen her father taught her to play guitar. That paired with her background in dance (the physical embodiment of sound) grew into a desire to pursue music.
Steeped in vibrant, thematic aesthetics, Rainsford plays indie-driven pop, coated with indulgent, sentimental vocals and a shiny synth veneer. Produced by Nick Dungo, “S.I.D.” (Sunshine In December) symbolizes a new beginning and showcases her inimitable vision and talent fully and without cliché. Represented by her love of film, fashion and pop culture, Rainsford’s songs have a vintage feel of the 80s and 90s but are modernized with a pure adrenaline rush.
“SID is an important and exciting song for me because it marks the realization of where I wanted to start my new project. I had been writing for a while searching for the right feeling and the right people to work with. After my co-writer (Nick Dungo) and I wrote SID I thought “this is the sound, this is the feeling, this is where I want to start my new beginning”. I have had to be patient and wait for the right time to finally share what we’ve been working on. I am thrilled to release new music that feels like sharing a piece of me.” – Rainsford