rayana jay



Critical Praise

"Her songwriting has the ring of something wise beyond its years, and there's an irresistible bounce to even the most chilled-out tracks on Sorry About Last Night, her debut EP from 2016"


"Rayana Jay’s “Magic” is one of those songs you can play over and over and over again."


"Rayana Jay's Sorry About Last Night is one of the most relatable projects you'll hear this year."

The Fader

" 'Sleepy Brown' by Rayana Jay takes it’s name from one of Organized Noize’s famed producers and sounds like one of those aimless southern summer days you’d reminisce about with friends."

Saint Heron

"Her music is instantly danceable R&B, with an unconventional edge: her voice bounces between melding to the grooves and breaking into its own rhythm — something like a slow, sensuous rap." - KQED

"Writing about the complexities of relationships and “situationships” — those undefined, fleeting romantic liaisons — Jay makes music about the “not-so-pretty parts” of love."

SF Chronicle


Rayana Jay is a 23-year-old R&B/soul singer-songwriter originally from Richmond, CA. Using velvet smooth vocals and airy harmonies, Rayana Jay's music carries a confessional, old-soul storytelling nature rooted in honesty. From love and heartbreak to womanhood and self-discovery, Jay's music is a reflection of her innermost thoughts and feelings at all times. The Bay Area born singer's influences span from Organized Noize, all the way to the raw emotions of Amy Winehouse and sultry tones of Anita Baker. Jay began singing in the choir at ten years old and recorded her first professional song in the summer of 2012. She grew up with her grandmother, who introduced her to classic singers like Johnny "Guitar" Watson, along with her mom who worked at a record label in the 90s. Rayana Jay's acclaimed debut EP, Sorry About Last Night, dropped in the Fall of 2016 and serves as a proper introduction to her penmanship, relationships, and changing world.