All songs from this week’s “Song of the Day” come from women of color performing at COLORSXSTUDIOS. COLORSXSTUDIOS is a unique aesthetic music platform showcasing exceptional talent from around the globe. COLORS focuses on the most distinctive new artists and original sounds in an increasingly fragmented and saturated scene. All COLORS shows seek to provide clear, minimalistic stage that shines a spotlight on the artists, giving them the opportunity to present their music without distraction.
Ya’ll, this kid is 20 years old (19 when she performed this on the COLORS stage). Which is wild. Chicago Native Ravyn Lenae is in our opinion the bright future that the music industry has coming. What is so striking about this performance of “Sticky”, produced by Steve Lacy, is its rawness. The singing is rough around the edges, but still technically precise. There is no mistaking that Ravyn Lenae is an incredibly talented musician, which is what makes the rough edges so thrilling. They are a glimpse into what could come down the road as she grows, learns, and refines her already stellar abilities. The lyrics are precise, but most importantly in our opinion, is that voice. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy mouth agape at this young talent.