Racka Shacka is my third studio album.
This has a more uplifting feel than my first 2 albums and I’ve enjoyed channeling this side to my songwriting. The themes are as varied as the production styles and for the latter I have to thank Mike Raine, once again, for his amazing vision and talent. Working remotely with Mike during Covid was a first for me, but it worked really well.
4 single have already been released from the album, firstly taking the listener back to a 60s retro feel with “Dance With The Daffodils” before moving onto the autobiographical “Oceania”. Thirdly, a journey through grief with “Sweet Suffering”, before a light and sunny “Yellow Settee”, written literally whilst sitting on a yellow settee, listening to the sound of the sea and surf through the open doors onto the deck.
A huge thanks to Pam Savage, Peter Colman, Jo Wolf, Mike Raine and Steve Smith for helping me choose these 4 singles!
And, another big thank you to Peter Colman for creating all the album artwork – I absolutely love it!
All tracks written by Laini Colman
Recorded at Ranelagh and Carlton
Engineered & Produced by Mike Raine
Vocals – Laini Colman
All instruments by Mike Raine except:
Electric piano on track 1 and piano on track 6 by Laini Colman
All songs © Laini Colman 2022
Release date: 16 November 2022