Using velvet smooth vocals and airy harmonies, Rayana Jay's music carries a confessional, old-soul storytelling nature rooted in honesty.
From love and heartbreak to womanhood and self-discovery, the 23-year-old Richmond, CA, native's music is a direct reflection of her innermost thoughts and feelings at all times. The R&B/soul singer's influences span from Organized Noize, all the way to the raw emotions of Amy Winehouse and sultry tones of Anita Baker. Jay began singing in the choir at ten years old and recorded her first professional song in the summer of 2012. She grew up with her grandmother, who introduced her to classic singers like Johnny "Guitar" Watson, along with her mom who worked at a record label in the 90s. Rayana Jay's acclaimed debut EP, Sorry About Last Night, dropped in the Fall of 2016 and serves as a proper introduction to her wise penmanship, relationship with love itself, and her changing world. Her follow-up EP, Morning After, dropped in the Fall of 2017 and expands on her distinct sound.