There’s a good reason why the publicists for 17 year old up and coming South London starlet Raye (aka Rachel Keen) are so excited about her debut EP ‘Welcome To The Winter’. Put plainly, it’s because it’s pretty sensational. But it’s not only them. Other people in the musical-biz-know are similarly singing her praises.
Vocally, there’s no denying similarities to Rihanna, but the lush, almost minimalist urban/R&B soundscape is haunting and captivating and classy.
According to her peeps, Raye’s musical talent stretches far beyond the vocal realm; she’s proficient on the cello, flute and piano and is reportedly currently learning how to add guitar to her repertoire.
There’s no mention of the music on our local iTunes store at this stage (let’s hope that happens immediately otherwise we’ll be somewhat crotchety), but in better news (huzzah!), you can pick up the entire EP for no money whatsoever from Raye’s OFFICIAL WEBSITE.