Discover: Ravyn Lenae

Discover: Ravyn Lenae

R&B Singer-Songwriter

Ravyn Lenae is a R&B singer/songwriter signed to Atlantic Records. The nineteen-year-old vocalist out of Chicago, IL spent a good portion of the last year supporting SZA on the ctrl. tour. The ctrl. tour is how I was put onto Ravyn, having seen her and fellow Zero Fatigue crew member Smino wow the Vancouver crowd and set the vibe for SZA to take the stage. What blew me (and I can only assume the rest of the crowd) away about Ravyn Lenae’s performance was her incredible ability to nail insanely high notes in her vocals (listen to “Sticky” for an example). Those notes were something I had never heard the likes of, and still haven’t. Check out the disco-esque video for “Sticky” below.

Last week saw the release of Ravyn Lenae’s third EP since her debut in 2015, entitled Crush. Listeners get a treat with Crush, hearing Ravyn’s vocals over production by Steve Lacy, producer/vocalist for the Internet. The two come together to deliver a five-track EP that is is sure to have listeners vibing, with Steve Lacy’s modern funk style and Ravyn’s vocals coming together perfectly. Ravyn Lenae and Steve Lacy brought a fresh perspective to modern funk and R&B with Crush. The EP has me excitedly looking forward to what the future holds for these young artists, with hopes that listeners get to hear more projects from this collaboration.

Listen to Crush by Ravyn Lenae below and listen to the discover playlist to hear my favourite tracks of hers and some of her features. Take the Ravyn Lenae challenge and try to hit the first notes of “Sticky,” bet you can’t do it.