Raye just dropped a video for the track ‘Confidence‘ featuring afrobeats phenomenon Maleek Berry and star producer Nana Rogues. This is a few days after she finally released her second EP Side Tape that we’ve been listening and coming back to for the pas two weeks.
Raye is only 20, but as the list of the guests on Side Tape suggests, she already has serious connections in the industry. She grew up in Croydon, south London, with her English dad and Ghanaian-Swiss mum, and started working on her music when she was a child. She met her current manager when she was just 13, joining the Brit School, the performing arts college that counts Adele and Amy Winehouse, aged 14. She was then signed to Polydor turning 17 , and found next to her labelmates and friends Stefflon Don and Mabel who feature on ‘Cigarette‘. Quickly she becomes a go-to writer across the British music industry and writes and collaborates for other artists like Stormzy or Charlie XCX.
Side Tape is exciting just by seeing who Raye chose to collaborate with: RAY BLK and Kojo Funds on the opening track ‘Crew‘, Mr Eazi on the hit ‘Decline‘ inspired by a hook in a Ja Rule and Ashanti classic, Maleek Berry and Nana Rogues, Stefflon Don and Mabel, Avelino, Steel Banglez…
Stream Side Tape below:
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