RAYE - My 21st Century Blues + General Discussion

Girl is keeping us fed! I feel like she could announce the album any minute (she did say she had tuned it in on that podcast with Mutya a few weeks back).
"Escapism" is everything I've wanted from her and more.

It's so pleasing to see a pop girlie break free from her shit ex-label and have the momentum not slow down. Would love to see this situation turn into something akin to Tinashe's output after leaving RCA. Imagine RAYE's own Songs for You and 333.
The four songs are so, like, un-genre-able. She really is in her own lane now.

There's something very familiar about the piano in Escapism, feels possibly like a Kanye (ew.) song, but maybe it's 50 Cent' Best Friend.
Amazing, as per usual. Hearing her effortlessly dive into these different styles while still retaining her identity...it makes me so angry that her label was holding her back, even more than I already was. Each track since she's left has been not only great, but vital and buzzing with an electric energy. I also feel like she's got a voice now...these songs form her identity, they feel like they're from the heart. I've followed her for years now, but it's like being introduced to her all over again. I'm so happy for her and excited to see where she goes from here.
Someone's mentioned it already, but the way she's come out HARD, and levelled up her sound, post-label gives me such Tinashe vibes. Hope like Tinashe being an independent artist allows Raye to continue flexing her artistry and making incredible music fitting her talent.

Escapism is giving everything. The way the lyrics switch up between her flexing and actually the heartache behind it all... Love, love, love.