On Our Radar: Raveena

Article by Stephanie Escobar

An artist that embodies the soul of R&B is Raveena. She is an American singer and songwriter who was born in Massachusetts but grew up in both Queens, New York, and Stamford, Connecticut. Being exposed to R&B, Soul, Jazz, and folk at a young age it piqued her interest in music. Ultimately serving to influence her musical style later in life. It’s not a shocker that her new song “Tweety” transported me to the late ’80s and ’90s.

Raveena started working with record producer Everett Orr in 2015, and released her first EP, Shanti, in December 2017, after graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of Arts. Her first EP hit on the themes of love and healing. Following her release, she gained a sizable following online and drew praise for her EP as many loved her experimentation with sound, style, and voice. She stood out as she directed several of her music videos that feature her love for her Indian heritage. She seeks to empower women of color in her journey by highlighting and promoting self-love in the process.

In 2019, she released her debut album Lucid, which featured heavier themes such as healing from trauma to spirituality and sensuality. Throughout her entire career, her music has been as personal as it can be. She opened up about being a survivor of sexual assault and abuse, and showed her vulnerability through tracks like “Stronger”, and “Salt Water”. In 2020, she followed her debut album with her Moonstone EP giving us a short record all about love.

She returns almost a year later to release her new silky smooth track “Tweety”, titled after the Looney Tunes character of the same name. This single finds the lovestruck New York artist letting all her feelings out but trying not to fall head over heels for someone. It’s the perfect valentine song to share with that special someone or to just dance to in your room as you sip on a glass of red wine.

Raveena has one of the most addictive voices I’ve heard in a while and can’t wait to see what else is on the table for her in 2021.

Check out the psychedelic and hypnotic music video for “Tweety” below:

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