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MEET: Raayon – The Montreal-Based Singer-Songwriter On The Rise

Posted on July 16, 2018

“If it makes me slightly uncomfortable to show my lyrics, then it’s usually a good sign.”

If you’re not sure who Raayon is yet, you’re about to. The stylish, 25 year-old Montreal-based singer is already turning heads with her sultry voice and authentic lyrics.

She first became interested in music as a young child, listening to jazz music in her household. Her mother would often play legendary artists like Nina Simone and Etta James. Raayon developed a strong connection to the music and was inspired by the heartfelt lyrics and felt that this music ‘released emotions and things she couldn’t otherwise articulate or express’.

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Fast forward to the present and Raayon calls out female artists like SZA, Jorja Smith and Kali Uchis as her present day inspirations. These inspirations lead Raayon to pursue her own path on the music scene, honing her craft and developing her personal style.

Most recently, Raayon released her slinky and seductive new single “332 Miles”. Speaking of the song, she’s said:

“I wrote this song while going through a tough time with a love interest. It’s about being the side chick, it’s my ego talking, it’s about still feeling lust towards this person throughout a messed-up situation. I honoured the feelings I had in that particular moment… I’m self-reflective and try to be as authentic and vulnerable as possible, if it makes me slightly uncomfortable to show my lyrics, then it’s usually a good sign.

We can’t wait to hear what she comes out with next. But for now, you’re definitely going to want to listen to Raayon’s new single “332 Miles” now. Let us know what you think over on Twitter. @umusic