rayana jay

 

Rayana Jay is a multi-talented singer and songwriter from Richmond, CA. At 23 years old, Rayana Jay creates forward-thinking R&B and alternative soul music, boasting soft vocals that contrast with honest lyrics about relationships, her experiences with love, and individuality. The Bay Area raised singer's influences span from the Organized Noize production crew and classic Bay Area sounds to the raw emotions of Amy Winehouse and the 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 such as Johnny "Guitar" Watson, along with her mom who worked at a record label during the rise of modern rap in the 90s. Rayana Jay's acclaimed debut EP, Sorry About Last Night, dropped in the Fall of 2016 and serves an introduction to her penmanship, affinity for love, and her changing world.