The rising R&B/soul singer on her confessional new EP, plus news on NYC’s Come Together label market and the Other Music documentary.
R&B singer/songwriter Rayana Jay tackles the complexities of relationships with a maturity beyond her years AND a youthful vigor. The self-assured Bay Area native specializes in confessional, relatable storytelling and laid-back vibes, reflecting on the uglier sides of romance and maturing into womanhood on her 2016 debut Sorry About Last Night and 2017’s Morning After. This month, Rayana releases her final EP Love Me Like in the lead up to her debut full-length, and she joins Vivian in the studio today to speak on the highs and lows of growing up, finding confidence in her music and writing for ESPN. Vivian also speaks to Josh Madell and Gerald Hammill of Other Music and Taja Cheek of MoMa PS1 about the third year of the Come Together label market and festival, plus Rob Hatch-Miller and Puloma Basu call in from Los Angeles to talk about their documentary on the much beloved, now-defunct Other Music record shop, which premieres soon at the Tribeca Film Festival.