RAYE’s struggle to release her own music is well documented and having been freed from the shackles of her previous label, her debut LP is here. ‘My 21st Century Blues‘ documents many of the struggles in her life and sees her coming to terms with them. The album features just two collaborations from Mahalia and 070 Shake, highlighting the personal nature of the record.
Featuring the number one hit ‘Escapism‘ and new material like ‘Ice Cream Man,’ this record has a lot to say. It defines her as a lyrical talent, as well as a top vocalist. RAYE has truly set herself free on this record, showing her former label that they made a huge mistake not letting her be herself.