Fresh from the Top 10 success of her smash hit collaboration with DJ Regard ‘Secrets’, RAYE returns with the stunning ‘Natalie Don’t’ – out today.
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You can stream and download the track here.
‘Natalie Don’t’ is a desperate cry for help that sees RAYE begging another woman to please leave her man alone. The song is RAYE’s 21st century take on Dolly Parton’s classic hit ‘Jolene’, written by RAYE herself with John Hill and John Blanda.
“I knew immediately when I wrote this song that it had to be a single. The track is about that feeling of panic you have when you know you’re losing someone. The song is beautifully hopeless because you know Natalie will do what she wants regardless.”
The song is taken from an upcoming seven track music project from RAYE due to be released later this Summer.
“I’ve been working on a project that explains the seven stages of grief. The first song is a really dramatic, confused power ballad, and then we progress through to the last song when you finally say with your full heart that you’ve healed. I’m very proud of this work and I can’t wait for everyone to hear all the tracks.”
The sensational video for ‘Natalie Don’t also premieres today, directed by Fiona Jane Burgess. The video centres around RAYE’s guide to getting over a relationship for the broken hearted.
RAYE has recently dominated airwaves across the UK with two smash hit singles. ‘Secrets’ with DJ Regard reached Top 10 in the Official UK Singles Chart and has had over 45 million streams so far. ‘Tequila’ with Jax Jones and Martin Solveig has been certified Silver in the UK and has had over 56 million streams worldwide.
RAYE herself has amassed over 1 billion streams of her music and has a double Platinum, Gold and two Silver singles under her belt. She has written songs for artists such as John Legend, Major Lazer, Charli XCX, Little Mix, Hailee Steinfeld, Quavo, Normani, Ellie Goulding, Jax Jones, Khalid, 6LACK and Jessie Reyez, and worked with the world’s biggest songwriters and producers including David Guetta, Diplo, Bloodpop, Andrew Watt, Jin Jin, Kamille, Julia Michaels, Fraser T Smith, Fred Ball and Justin Trantor. She also co-wrote Beyonce’s last single ‘Bigger’, the opening track from the new Lion King inspired album. Her compositions have amassed over 2.25 billion streams on Spotify alone. The most tipped artist of the 2017 Tips, including No.3 in the BBC Sound of 2017, RAYE received a BRIT Award nomination for ‘Best Single’ with Jax Jones in 2018. This was followed by a Top 15 charting single, the Gold certified ‘Decline’, a record that stayed on the Radio 1 A List for a massive 8 weeks. In the last year she has collaborated on hits with both David Guetta (Stay, 87 million Spotify streams) and Young Adz (All Of My Love).
The current face of fashion retailer Flannels, RAYE has performed sold out shows at KOKO, Village Underground and Heaven, and last year supported Khalid on his UK and Europe tour. She has previously supported both Rita Ora and Halsey.