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04 MAY 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Today, UK rising-star RAYE returns to the music scene with an exciting and compelling project, Side Tape via Polydor Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Side Tape is a culturally relevant collection of music featuring a number of collaborations with her artist friends, all curated by RAYE herself.


This body of work is set to solidify RAYE's status amongst her fellow pioneers of UK music. The six tracks feature the best of the current music landscape including Stefflon Don, Mabel, RAY BLK, Kojo Funds, Maleek Berry, Nana Rogues, Mr Eazi, Avelino and Steel Banglez. The EP includes the hit singles “Decline” and “Cigarette”, alongside the pure club vibes of “Crew” and smooth new tracks such as “Confidence” and “Wife Me”.


Side Tape Tracklisting:

  1. Crew (RAYE, Kojo Funds & RAY BLK)
  2. Decline (RAYE, Mr Eazi)
  3. Confidence (RAYE, Maleek Berry & Nana Rogues)
  4. Slower (RAYE, Avelino)
  5. Cigarette (RAYE, Mabel & Stefflon Don)
  6. Wife Me (RAYE, Steel Banglez)


RAYE is one of the UK's hottest new stars. 2018 began with a BRIT Award nomination for Best Single with Jax Jones, followed by a Top 15 charting single, the silver certified “Decline”, a record that stayed on the Radio 1 A List for a massive 8 weeks. This was followed by “Cigarette”, one of the year’s most exciting collaboration with Mabel and Stefflon Don. The track has already had over 10 million streams of Spotify.


Overall RAYE has racked up nearly 120 million streams of her music and has established herself as one of the UK's 'go-to' hit songwriters, working with the likes of John Legend, Charli XCX, Nas, Little Mix, Snakehips, Julia Michaels, Blood Pop, Ellie Goulding, Diplo and Naughty Boy. Her collaborations and song writing credits combined, have racked up over 1 billion streams to date.


RAYE will support Rita Ora on her upcoming UK tour next month, alongside headlining her own date at London's Village Underground on May 31 and supporting Halsey on her London dates in September.


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