After kick-starting her career and demonstrating her versatility as a writer in 2018 by co-writing tracks alongside musicians like Tavish Crowe, Andrew Allen, and Troy Sampson, B.C.-based singer Rayne wasted no time finding her groove as a solo artist.
Since debuting her first single in 2019, the talented dark-pop singer has produced a steady stream of successful follow-up singles, a dynamic six-track EP, and more than a million streams on Spotify alone.
Her most recent release, “Is It Cool If We’re Lonely” showcases Rayne’s rapid evolution as a songwriter, combining a catchy and heavy-hitting chorus with relatable lyrics and powerful vocals.
We recently had a chance to chat with the up-and-coming singer, who took some time from her busy schedule to share a few of her favourite food and drink spots in Greater Vancouver.
I don’t usually go out for breakfast as I don’t like waking up early and leaving the house, but I went to Cafe Deux Soleils for the first time last week and had some incredible French toast. It’s not super fancy, but the food is great and they do open mics some nights, which is something I’ve really missed over the pandemic.
Session is a taproom, restaurant, and spin studio, but I promise you don’t need to be a spin enthusiast to eat here. It seems like an odd place to get lunch, but Session Taproom has some really incredible food and is a fun place to meet up with friends or family before or after a workout. It’s a taproom so they carry a lot of interesting local beers, but if you’re like me and not a beer fan, try their kombucha!
If you like pasta and you like curry, I have the perfect dish for you. Curry prawn penne at Vault in Cloverdale! Originally the building was a bank built back in the 40’s, the current owners kept the cash vault in the back and turned it into a private dining area which I think is really cool! Vault also has a really great cocktail menu with some super fun drinks. I recommend the ‘Pod Thai’ for my fellow Thai food enthusiasts.