"I think my music falls a bit in between the industrial scene and the more commercial scene, but I've been lucky though with my music. I'm just happy people like what I do and comes to my gigs."
Following the success of his first single, artist & DJ RAY NOIR from Norway - now residing in London- has released his new single and accompanying video 'ALL ALONE', a dark pop hymn about a break-up and the anger that comes with it. Now available February 3 on iTunes and Spotify
Intravenous Magazine: For those new to the sound of Ray Noir, would you say this new 'All Alone' single release would be a great introduction?
Ray Noir: Yeah I would say so, even though my debut single was a bit harder and more industrial a mix between Marilyn Manson and The Prodigy, they both have a club feel to them.
IVM: 'All Alone' has a wonderfully catchy rhythmic style to it, a very anthemic club sound. Is the single aimed at those in club culture?
RN: I've been in the club culture for many years now, so I do take a lot of inspiration from there for my music, but also the 80's synth-pop bands, industrial scene and even pop music.
IVM: The Phaszed Remix is very well done- How did you select which remixes were going to work for the 'All Alone' single?
RN: For Phaszed I found an unofficial remix he has done of 'This Is The New Shit' by Marilyn Manson on Soundcloud and I absolutely loved it! I sent him a message there and asked if he would be interested in doing a remix for 'All Alone' which he was. For the Vive La Fete remix I met them at a one of their concerts years ago in Oslo in Norway. I've been a long time fan of the band and for the single I thought they would be perfect to do a remix. Parnix has been working with me on co-remixing Jack Strify and Mariann Rosa with me before as well as he did a remix of 'Double Trouble' which I loved.
IVM: The video to 'All Alone' looks amazing. How did you start working with director Kassandra Powell?
RN: We met at parties in London, I've been a fan of her style since I saw it and we share a lot of the same inspiration when it comes to the creative work. I'm definitely working with her again for another video.
IVM: The 'All Alone' video also features a number of supporting characters. Are they also from the London area?
RN: Yeah most of them are well known London people like the Drag Queens and performance artists Virgin Extravaganzah and Lewis G Burton and Burlesque/Circus artist Bambi Blue. The Austrian internet sensation and rapper Candy Ken happened to be in London when we shot the video.
IVM: Will there by any more fantastic upcoming works in 2017?
RN: I've made some more music with Frankmusik who produced 'Double Trouble'. I just need to make a music video for it should come out later this year. I've also been in touch with other producer I wanna work with, so hopefully I will have an EP out later this year.
IVM: Would you say your work is very representative of the London scene?
RN: No I don't think so. I think my music falls a bit in between the industrial scene and the more commercial scene, but I've been lucky though with my music. I'm just happy people like what I do and comes to my gigs.