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June 09, 2015


Released in collaboration with Naked City Studios and GC Records

Aiming for the Sun

  • 1. Aiming for the Sun
  • 2. Hope
  • 3. I Think I Know I Feel
  • 4. You'll Never Leave
  • 5. How Autumn Goes
  • 6. Number 81
  • 7. A New Hope
  • 8. Sink or Swim
  • 9. You're My Favorite Song
  • 10. Sing Along Forever
  • 11. You'll Never Leave (Reprise)


If I had to describe Shayna Rain in the form of emoji, it’d just be a series of a couple dozen heart-eyes. Seriously, listen to her smoky vocals and try not to fall in love. But while Shayna gets top billing, the band carries just as much weight, adding swagger to her ballads and exploring a range of emotions. “I Think I Know I Feel” winds into a bluesy jam session. “Number 81″ sways into indie territory. And the cavalry comes in with a flourish of horns on “How Autumn Goes.” The highlights, for me, remain the dreamy “You’ll Never Leave” and the brilliant reprise. -Vegas Seven

With a soft, bluesy howl and brooding guitars, SHAYNA RAIN AND THE PART TIME MODELS create dreamy ballads about love lost and love found. Equally influenced by both classic rock radio swagger and heart-on-your-sleeve emo (Brand New, Say Anything), the MODELS’ buoyant energy keep the sultry and sullen SHAYNA RAIN from sinking too deep into her pensive melancholy. Ultimately, it is all about her voice: rare, delicate, and inspiring a painful nostalgia for a love you never knew.