South East Londoner R.A.E (pronounced arr-ay-ee) is transporting listeners back to the 90s with her song, “Like This”. The retro-styled, feel-good R&B jam is the lead single on her new 6-song EP, Listen Up.
It’s a beautiful and celebratory song that sees her appreciating how her life has changes for the better. “’Like This’ is about coming to the realisation that your life has evolved in a positive way. Appreciating how things have turned around for good and giving thanks to God”, R.A.E explains. “This song means a lot to me because I’ve taken risks in my life, especially the decision to quit working and follow my dreams.”
This year, R.A.E (abbreviation for Rising Above Everything) won the 2020 Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition. That, plus the support she’s received from major music platforms like Clash Magazine, GQ, Trench Magazine and BBC Radio 1, means that this EP rests on a solid foundation. With the project, the artist is introducing herself and her unique style.
Watch the video for “Like” This”, stream the entire EP and then keep in touch with R.A.E on Instagram.