Battleviews – ‘All of My Days’

Photo Credit: Joanna Raichilson

A stirring album from husband/wife folk duo Battleviews, All of My Days captures the highs and lows of life amidst an easy-listening folk arsenal. Ryan and Natalie Raichilson married in 2014, though it wasn’t until the winter of 2020 that they formed Battleviews. The project became an outlet for the couple in the midst of a national lockdown, pursuing heartfelt creativity after busy days ended and their two kids were fast asleep.

The opening “Home” refreshes with its vibrant acoustics and confessional lyrics. “I’ve been traveling down this road so long, walking out of darkness toward the dawn,” the opening lyrics convey. A brighter “to you I’m coming home,” exuberance kicks into rousing guitars and percussion, later joined by piano. A chirpy guitar solo past the two-minute mark adds further to the strong melodic appeal, kicking off the album on a strong note, celebrating brighter days.

Elsewhere, the album’s title track consumes with similar sentiments. “The sun is coming out,” Natalie’s vocals resonate, driving into a fantastic title-touting refrain with brassy accompaniments. All of My Days delivers a refreshing, harmonious folk sound with a relatable, everyday charm.

“All of My Days” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup. The submitter accepted our content-based offer, which included financial compensation for our time writing, editing, and publishing this article.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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