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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

RAYE Collaborative Project Out in January

Her new project, due in January 2018, is her favorite yet, because it stays true to her roots. It embraces the rhythms of Afrobeats, echoing the Ghanaian music her grandma used to play in the house, and features Dave, Mabel, and Stefflon Don. “Coming into music, I thought that I had to fit the mold,” she says. “Three years ago, I was looking at the charts and it was so clear: either I make the music I want to make, and risk getting stuck in [rap and grime radio station] 1Xtra, which was what everyone was telling me I [would] — or I make pop music, and hope I break through.” She’s clear about where she stands on that question now, though. Having worked hard to get to the position she’s in, the only one who will be calling the shots on her breakthrough is her. “Success is compromise,” she reflects. “But success isn’t giving up your voice, your story, or what you’re trying to say.”

Source: TheFader

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