On Our Radar: RAYE

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RAYE is a British singer and songwriter from London. She debuted her EP “Welcome To The Winter” in 2014. After she signed with Polydor Records, Raye released her second Ep titled “Second” in 2016. RAYE is best recognized for being featured on the 2016 singles; “By Your Side” by Jonas Blue and “You Don’t Know Me” by Jax Jones. She was also a co-lead artist on the 2020 single, “Secrets” with Regard. The songs have achieved commercial success in Europe, and have peaked on the Top Ten on the UK singles chart.

Her third EP “Side Tape” was released in 2018 which includes singles that have been certified Platinum and Silver by BPI respectively. Since then she’s released singles including “Natalie Don’t” which have done extremely well. She was featured in Lollapalooza’s 2020 Virtual Festival where she got to perform some of her hits and many fell in love with her voice.

Her next EP “Euphoric Sad Songs” is set to release November 20, 2020. Her latest single “Love of My Life” gives us a taste of what we can expect.

After experiencing a painful heartbreak, RAYE had shared that the song itself is a husband application. She was sick and tired of being single and not being appreciated for the woman she is and what she has to offer. She wants someone who able to handle all of who she is.

“Love of My Life” is a pop and electric dance song with an uplifting romantic melody. A love letter foretelling all the emotions we might feel when we start falling for someone. “I can be intense, I can be a little obsessed/But I can bet you never think a nightmare/Will ever look better in a dress.” Letting the other individual know that we all have our flaws and issues we are working through but at the end of the day, they can be the love of your life.

The song break downs into a funky 80’s inspired beat through the chorus and RAYE’s mighty vocals soar through the rest of this song making you dance your feelings away.

Listen to “Love Of Your Life” here.

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