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City Rain


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    The Optimist
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    Little Dreamer
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    The Dreamer
Philadelphia's Ben Runyan is the face City Rain. As a band City Rain has experienced acclaim for the cinematic music video for their first single, "The Optimist," which in 2013 landed on VEVO's Indie Playlist garnering over 250,000 hits.
The track steamrolled through 2014 when the video won mtvU's The Freshmen contest in February, placing it in regular rotation on the network. More recently, City Rain teamed up with MTV again when the song was fittingly featured on MTV's popular reality TV show, Catfish. City Rain’s music has also been featured on Esquire TV, Showtime, and G4TV. City Rain was also nominated for ASCAP’s Sammy Cahn award for best lyrics for “The Optimist” in 2013. City Rain, with Ben at the helm, as performed/DJ’ed with artists like Washed Out, School of Seven Bells, Capital Cities, Class Actress, Robert Delong, Alvin Risk and more.
Runyan has also created his new alias J U S T P R O C E S S developing artists through the vessel of slick electronic pop. Most recently Runyan has worked with Director Spike Jonze and DJ Sam Spiegel (doing Sound Design/Music Editing) on Jonze's new play "Changers" debuting in NYC. Runyan is currently an Adjunct Professor of Music Technology at Drexel University, Rowan University and The University Of The Arts in Philadelphia.


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