14—15 JULY 2017, VICTORIA PARK
14—15 JULY 2017, VICTORIA PARK
VICTORIA PARK

RAYE

Main Stage


Saturday

What do we expect from stars in 2017? Do we want head-spinning bangers, full of character and an indefinable swagger? Do we want them to showcase their song writing chops on their own songs as well as knocking out some gold-plated hits for other people? Do we want them to lend their vocal talents to other people’s songs to take them from a solid B+ to an all-out A*? In an ideal world, the answer to all of the above is yes.

Thankfully for the future of pop there’s one new superstar-in-waiting that can do all of those things and more. Actually, thinking about it, she’s already done all those things. That perfect popstar is RAYE, an 18-year-old South Londoner whose current CV includes two stellar EPs, a monstrous single in the shape of I, U, Us (co-written with Charli XCX), a collaboration with Nas on the soundtrack to The Birth Of A Nation, and a rib-rattling collaboration with UK rap star Stefflon Don.

A Brit School alum, Raye’s self-released EP Welcome To Winter racked up millions of Soundcloud plays, which helped her secure a deal with Polydor. 2016’s Second EP, a brilliantly bolshy collection of in-you-face pop bangers centred on a dickhead boy, featured collaborations with Charli XCX (the aforementioned I, U, Us) and Stormzy (the low-slung defiance of Ambition).

The steady shift in sound and a move towards something a bit more pop is all part of her masterplan. 2017 is set to be a big year for RAYE.

Main Stage


Saturday

What do we expect from stars in 2017? Do we want head-spinning bangers, full of character and an indefinable swagger? Do we want them to showcase their song writing chops on their own songs as well as knocking out some gold-plated hits for other people? Do we want them to lend their vocal talents to other people’s songs to take them from a solid B+ to an all-out A*? In an ideal world, the answer to all of the above is yes.

Thankfully for the future of pop there’s one new superstar-in-waiting that can do all of those things and more. Actually, thinking about it, she’s already done all those things. That perfect popstar is RAYE, an 18-year-old South Londoner whose current CV includes two stellar EPs, a monstrous single in the shape of I, U, Us (co-written with Charli XCX), a collaboration with Nas on the soundtrack to The Birth Of A Nation, and a rib-rattling collaboration with UK rap star Stefflon Don.

A Brit School alum, Raye’s self-released EP Welcome To Winter racked up millions of Soundcloud plays, which helped her secure a deal with Polydor. 2016’s Second EP, a brilliantly bolshy collection of in-you-face pop bangers centred on a dickhead boy, featured collaborations with Charli XCX (the aforementioned I, U, Us) and Stormzy (the low-slung defiance of Ambition).

The steady shift in sound and a move towards something a bit more pop is all part of her masterplan. 2017 is set to be a big year for RAYE.

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