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 25-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 and Stevie Wonder, 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. Celebrated by The Fader, NPR, Nylon, TIDAL, BBC1 Extra, Paper Mag, Grown-ish, Atlanta FX and more--Rayana Jay is one of future R&B's most important voices. Her critical darlings & acclaimed projects include: Sorry About Last Night, Morning After, and her most recent EP, Love Me Like.