Raye – Distraction (Single)

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Distraction (Single)


Released earlier this week, 18 year old Raye tells us in the opening lines of Distraction that she is a “South London girl,” which is helpful as this newly signed Polydor artist is someone that I have just recently heard of.

Fifteen seconds is quite a long time in the music world. Actually, in most cases I have made up my mind about a song within the first 3 seconds, so I thought I was going to be wrapping my ears around a slow mellow track but at 15 seconds I am lead down a different track. A full soulful-electric feel booms out for the remainder and even Raye’s vocals become a bit grittier. I can hear the influences of the people she has been working with, from Labrinth to Emeli Sande and MNEK to name a few.

This song is vibrant and exciting as she goes through the woes of love and waiting for the call from the boy and excuse the pun, this really is a great distraction from that. This is the first song to be taken from her upcoming EP ‘Back To The Winter’ and if the rest of the tracks are like this I think she will go far and quite possibly “take over the world” as she has already stated.

Li’l Vik




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