Ray Volpe Unveils Debut Solo Single On Ophelia “Meant To Be Lonely”
By Akshay Bhanawat – March 17, 2023 0
“Meant To Be Lonely” marks the first solo release by red hot dance music producer Ray Volpe on Ophelia.
Emotive piano chords and scene stopping verses transition into spectrum filling saw leads and climactic drops in halftime and 4 on the floor rhythms. Dance pop singer & songwriter Donna Tella completes the track with love drunk vocals about a complicated relationship that leaves its members lonely together.
Ray Volpe’s track “Laserbeam” took the entire EDM scene by storm last year as the most played track at EDC Vegas with support from Skrillex, Excision and more. The track is currently trending on TikTok with millions of views and over 17,000 videos. The dubstep act just finished his debut headline tour with multiple sell out dates and is soon to embark on an international tour in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Thailand. He’ll also be playing support shows at Red Rocks and Brooklyn Mirage and playing Rampage in Belgium, Ubbi Dubbi and Sunset Music Festival later this year.
Donna Tella is the EDM alias for singer/songwriter Alexis Donn. After a debilitating nervous system condition (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) suddenly took Alexis from being a division one track athlete to barely walking, she promised herself if she could beat the odds and return to running, she could do anything – including achieving her quietly kept musical dreams. Now four years into remission, Donn has spent two of those years penning and featuring on songs for some of the biggest EDM acts in the world (Tiesto, Excision, Culture Code) – amassing millions of streams and a string of video game placements – and is now ready to introduce her solo singer/songwriter project. Her delicate voice, self-deprecating tendencies, and ability to pull your soul into the story she’s telling make you feel like you’re there in the room writing with her at two in the morning. With a raw authenticity and perspective that Donn credits to the post-traumatic effects from her illness, her artistry is aimed to help her listeners heal, feel seen, and remind them they aren’t alone.
As the official record label of melodic dubstep leader Seven Lions, Ophelia Records is a label that promotes independent dance music across a wide range of genres. In just five years, Ophelia has become one of the hottest labels in electronic music thanks to its tight-knit community and ability to connect fans of melodic bass, dubstep, trance, psytrance, drum & bass, house and beyond.
With over 200 catalog releases from acts such as SLANDER, Excision, Kill The Noise, MitiS, Jason Ross, NGHTMRE, Wooli, Trivecta, Blastoyz, Crystal Skies and Last Heroes, Ophelia has multiple #1 iTunes dance records and has been supported on the covers of mint and danceXL with additional playlisting on New Music Friday, Dance Rising, Bass Arcade and SiriusXM BPM. The label has also sold out showcases at Echostage, Avant Gardner and Red Rocks, as well as hosted festival stage takeovers at Electric Zoo, Miami Music Week, Nocturnal Wonderland and more.