Songwriter/producer Raia Was creates R&B-influenced art pop that is dark, lustrous and contemplative.
Having grown up in the New York music scene, Raia Was is a mainstay within the DIY community, and after years of collaboration and touring as a vocalist and keyboard player, she is finally stepping into her own solo project as a performer. Raia Was has an exceptional ability to push boundaries and create powerful work that is honest in its exploration of the intricacies and artifice of personality and the expectations of women to play roles. She performs a controlled suite of electronic music with a rare brooding intensity and haunting sense of color and space set amidst artists like BANKS, James Blake and Rhye. Side A of her debut LP Angel I’m Frightened is out now, Side B will be released this Spring.