Rebecca Raw is a British singer/songwriter whose songs are a unique blend of pop, soul and folk elements. Growing up in suburban London, Rebecca began learning the cello at the age of seven and shortly after, picked up the clarinet too. She sang in choirs throughout her younger years and the classical tradition was the backbone of her training right up to her obtaining a music degree from Cambridge University.
Alongside this, she developed a love for performing jazz, soul and pop music and once she graduated, Rebecca began dividing her time between teaching the cello and performing as a singer at events. Having always been fascinated by great lyrics and captivating melodies it was only natural that she herself would begin to explore the craft of writing songs.
Her debut EP ‘Deep Within’ (2017) is a bold statement which partners intimate storytelling with a rich, contemporary sound. Her honest and thought-provoking lyrics are the heartbeat of this offering and her smooth, mesmerising voice is the compelling communicative vehicle that defines this release.
Rebecca tells authentic musical stories with insight, warmth and sensitivity. She comments that “each song was born as a personal response to a challenging time but hope prevails in my life and I always try to encapsulate this in my music. As others reach into the heart of these stories I hope that they will discover for themselves more treasures of this rich, wonderful, crazy thing called life.”
Rebecca Raw has recently unveiled the visuals for her song ‘Whisper Thin’ directed by Tom Ruddock from Story Culture. Speaking about the creative process behind the video, she said “Tom understood exactly where I wanted to go with the video and how to capture the different emotional nuances of the song in the visual medium. Artistic simplicity and honesty were crucial to this immensely personal project and so it helped that we’ve known each other for a long time. We were kindly given permission to shoot at an absolutely stunning location which was invaluable in enabling us to create this beautiful expression of Whisper Thin.” Whisper Thin was featured on New Music Friday playlists on Spotify Singapore and Hong Kong.