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RAYE Charts New Beginnings With Epic 7-Minute Single & EP ‘Genesis’: Stream It Now

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Three months after she debuted the track throughout her show-stopping 2024 Brits efficiency, RAYE has lastly unveiled “Genesis,” an exciting seven-minute epic, the lead-off to a four-track EP that stands as her first piece of recent music this 12 months.


On the prime of the 12 months, RAYE made historical past on the 2024 Brits when she broke the report for many wins (6) and nominations (7) for an artist in a single 12 months. Along with selecting up the trophies for finest new artist, finest R&B act, British artist of the 12 months, and songwriter of the 12 months, RAYE additionally triumphed in British album of the 12 months for her acclaimed debut LP My twenty first Century Blues — which reached No. 58 on the Billboard 200 — and track of the 12 months for the 070 Shake-assisted “Escapism,” which peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Scorching 100.

In a Might 31 Instagram put up, RAYE described “Genesis” as “a 7 minute labour of affection [she has] been engaged on since 2022.” Produced by two-time Grammy winner Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, “Genesis” unfolds throughout three acts by means of which RAYE delivers a few of her most visceral and confessional songwriting so far. From stirring strings and triumphant horns to influences that embrace huge band jazz, hip-hop, R&B, gospel and pop, “Genesis” reveals itself to be greater than an ordinary radio single. Giving her embattled previous one final survey earlier than she prepares for the highway forward, RAYE’s new single is a grand introduction to her subsequent period.

“I see a tragic little sinner, within the mirror/ The satan works laborious, like my liver/ I don’t wanna be alive, however I don’t wanna die/ A fist filled with drugs and rivers in my eyes,” she croons within the refrain. “I’ve nothin’ left to lose, expensive God within the sky/ Hear my cry, hear my cry/ When it’s too darkish to see/ Let there be gentle, let there be gentle.”

Since her Brits efficiency, RAYE has steadily teased her new track throughout particular pop-up activations and subsequent dwell units. She carried out “Genesis” on the last exhibits of her My twenty first Century Blues Tour in addition to her Saturday Night time Reside musical visitor debut (April 6). The “Prada” singer formally introduced the only’s launch date on Might 17. Earlier this week (June 3), she hosted the Genesis Exhibition in New York Metropolis to additional promote the brand new track.

The official music video for “Genesis” will premiere on YouTube at 10 a.m. ET on June 7.

Stream RAYE’s “Genesis” now.

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