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Raye Chats To SPIN About Rejection In The Industry, Plans For A Live Show & More

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

11:03 21 Jan 2021


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SPIN's Sarina Bellissimo caught up with singer/ songwriter Raye this week.

She talked about rejection in the music industry, her plans for a massive live show and more.

 

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Raye told Sarina that every artist has a different story.

She elaborated, "For some artists, it feels like [the success] is overnight."

"And some artists get lucky and the first thing they release catches fire."

 

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"But then you hear stories about Katy Perry."

"And the fact that she went through five record deals before I Kissed A Girl, which is nuts."

Raye admitted, "This job isn't for the fainthearted!"

 

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"If you have a dream, it's sticking at it."

"I know I'm good at what I do, I know I have that skillset."

Performing to an audience of 2 people

The singer recalled a time when she and her band performed to an audience of two people.

She said they had, "worked so hard to put on the best show possible."

 

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"And there's literally just a dad and his daughter in a huge tent - it is massive."

"I'm literally there like, 'Do I have to go out? Please can we just wait?' And they're like, 'No.'"

Raye said she went out there and put on the best performance, "And that's what it's about."

 

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Look at her now - she's playing sold-out festivals, with people screaming the lyrics to her songs.

Raye recently released her brand new album, Euphoric Sad Songs.

Sarina wanted to know how it feels not being able to play it at festivals right now amid the pandemic.

 

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Festivals and live shows

The singer said she misses it so much.

"The live show I'm coming with as soon as we're allowed back - it's gonna be next level."

"Like it's gonna be nuts... I'm so excited."

 

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Sarina gushed over the level of creativity in Raye's music videos, and she asked if we'll see that replicated on stage.

Raye confirmed, "100%. Every detail matters - you got the music, the visuals, the light show, the staging..."

"I wanna do a segment where I get people in the crowd to give me a word and I'll make a song on the spot."

"We'll jam it out with the band, like I want it to be free, personal, me!"

"Not over choreographed because I like to just go with the flow, roll around on the floor, I'm just so excited."

Watch the full Raye interview here:

Raye's Euphoric Sad Songs is out now.


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