Monday, October 12, 2015

Raye - Tell Me

Hailing from South London, more specifically Croydon, fast-rising 17-year-old singer/songwriter Rachel Keen, aka Raye has seen her stocks rise exponentially over the past 12 months or so. Her debut EP, Welcome To The Winter garnered a whirlwind of critical acclaim in 2014, having recently surpassing the 4 million streams mark. Since then, she's been collaborating with a number of esteemed producers, the latest being Blood Diamonds, whom she worked with on her new single entitled "Tell Me".

Speaking on the track, Raye says:

"I had a session with Blood Diamonds. He tore up the production to this so fast and lyrically it fell the same. We really clicked. 'Tell Me' is just a cute lil R&B-ish love tune. About, you know, when you grow some way about someone, and you just wanna feel it reciprocated."

Recently supporting Years & Years on tour, as well as supporting Oh Wonder at their debut shows early this year, Raye's subtle take on warm, electronic-infused R&B is one that instantly captivates the listener. Carefully drawing inspiration from a finely tuned set of musical eras, genres, and artists; rarely is it the case that a songwriter at such a young age is able to serve up such well-rounded, exciting and impressive music. The world is at Raye's feet, and you'd be hard pushed to say she isn't capable of delivering the goods.

Listen to "Tell Me" along with her rework of Years & Years' "Shine" below.

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