“The goals I had when I was 17 are the goals I have now,” states singer, songwriter, producer, engineer, hitmaker, international superstar and music industry disruptor RAYE, who, on the cusp of releasing her first single as an independent artist, is about to launch stage two of her career. “I want to build a fanbase, to release real, true, unfiltered, untainted art and stand by that and back that. To speak fearlessly and to challenge norms and be bold.”

RAYE is a British singer and songwriter. In 2016, she rose to prominence by featuring on the singles; "By Your Side" by Jonas Blue and "You Don't Know Me" by Jax Jones, the latter peaking at number three on the UK Singles Chart and both being certified platinum or higher by the BPI. Raye was short-listed for the BBC Music Sound of... award for 2017 and was named in third place.

Her debut mini-album, Euphoric Sad Songs was released in November 2020 and spawned in the UK top-10 single "Secrets". In July 2021, Raye parted ways with her record label Polydor Records. Her debut studio album, My 21st Century Blues, will be released on 3 February 2023. The album was preceded by the single "Escapism", which peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart and became her first song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.