‘Side Tape’ is a collection of music featuring a number of collaborations with her artist friends, all curated by RAYE herself. This body of work is set to solidify RAYE’s status amongst her fellow pioneers of UK music. As well as the aforementionedMaleek Berry and Nana Rogues, thesix tracks feature the cream of the current music landscape including Stefflon Don, Mabel, RAY BLK, Kojo Funds, Mr Eazi, Avelino and Steel Banglez.
Alongside ‘Confidence’ the EP includes the hit singles ‘Decline’ and ‘Cigarette’, the pure club vibes of ‘Crew’ and smooth new track ‘Wife Me’.
The full tracklist is:
1. Crew (RAYE, Kojo Funds & RAY BLK)
2. Decline (RAYE, Mr Eazi)
3. Confidence (RAYE, Maleek Berry & Nana Rogues)
4. Slower (RAYE, Avelino)
5. Cigarette (RAYE, Mabel & Stefflon Don)
6. Wife Me (RAYE, Steel Banglez)
RAYE is one of the UK’s hottest new stars. 2018 began with a BRIT Awardnomination for ‘Best Single’ with Jax Jones, followed by a Top 15 charting single, the Silver certified‘Decline’, a record that stayed on the Radio 1 A List for a massive 8 weeks. This was followed by ‘Cigarette’, one of the year’s most exciting collaboration with Mabel and Stefflon Don. The track has already had over 10 million streams of Spotify.
Overall RAYE has racked up nearly 120 million streams of her music, and has established herself as one of the UK’s ‘go to’ hit songwriters, working with the likes of John Legend, Charli XCX,Nas, Little Mix, Snakehips, Julia Michaels, Blood Pop, Ellie Goulding, Diplo and Naughty Boy. Her collaborations + song writing credits have racked up over 1 billion streams to date.
RAYE is currently supporting Rita Ora on her upcoming UK tour next month, alongside headlining her own date at London’s Village Underground on May 31st and supporting Halsey on her London dates in September.