'RAYE with The Heritage Orchestra - My 21st Century Symphony'

Music Superstar RAYE Releases Stunning Live Album


Simon Jones PR

Global music superstar RAYE today releases a stunning live album 'RAYE with The Heritage Orchestra - My 21st Century Symphony. (Live at the Royal Albert Hall)'.

The album was recorded live at RAYE's recent sensational show at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 26th September.

The one-off show features all the tracks from her recent smash hit album ' My 21st Century Blues' including stand out songs 'Oscar Winning Tears', 'The Thrill Is Gone', 'Black Mascara', new single 'Worth It' and of course the huge global smash hit 'Escapism.'.

Featuring brand new breath-taking arrangements of all the tracks, the songs were performed by RAYE with a majestic live orchestra and an incredible gospel choir, with RAYE 's performance earning huge critical acclaim. The show earned an array of impressive five-star reviews from the media.

“The most talented artist since Adele and Amy Winehouse" - Daily Telegraph
"A triumphant pinnacle for one hell of a year" - Evening Standard
"A resounding victory" - Financial Times
"A triumphant act of independence and naked ambition" - The Guardian

Listen to the album here: https://raye.orcd.co/my21stcenturysymphony

A No.2 album in the UK, 'My 21st Century Blues' was decade in the making and RAYE's debut album as an independent artist. On her own terms RAYE gave space for listeners who have faced and overcome adversity, with anthems for women in the industry that recounted her own painful experiences with sexual abuse, rape, body dysmorphia, addiction, misogyny, and even climate change. The album was nominated for 'Best Independent Album' at the AIM Independent Music Awards and was one of only 12 albums selected as a finalist for the 2023 'Mercury Music Prize'.

RAYE is currently Top 3 in the Official UK Singles Chart with 'Prada'. A collab with Casso and D Block Europe, the track is exhilarating new take on the 2020 hit single 'Ferrari Horses'. She has also recorded the beautiful theme song to the new series of BBC's 'Planet Earth', 'Mother Nature', with Hans Zimmer and Bastille.

RAYE is still riding high from the continued success of her inescapable global smash 'Escapism.' featuring 070 Shake, which hit No.1 on the UK Official Singles Chart, is 2 x platinum in the UK, and is certified RIAA Platinum in the US and nine other territories with 1.05 billion cumulative streams clocked to date and 105 million views on the video. The track is the second biggest selling single of the year in the UK so far, and has earned RAYE her highest-peaking song on the Billboard Hot 100 (#22). It won 'Best Social Trended Song' at The Global Awards, 'Best Contemporary Song' at the Ivor Novello Awards and 'Best Independent Track' at the AIM Independent Music Awards. The song also topped the viral music chart on TikTok boasting 110 billion views and was the No.1 Most Shazamed Pop Song in the U.S. for 8 consecutive weeks.

RAYE was recently shot for British Vogue and named one of the title's Top 25 women of the year in the 'Vogue 25' list. She also appeared at GQ Magazine's prestigious 'GQ Heroes' event performing both 'Oscar Winning Tears' and 'Escapism.' In the last year she has appeared on the cover of magazines such as GQ, Cosmopolitan, Wonderland, Bricks, Euphoria, Time Out and DIY, alongside a career-defining appearance on the NPR Tiny Desk concert series. Globally, RAYE’s season of television performances includes The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Later… with Jools Holland, and The Graham Norton Show, in addition t0 BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge. RAYE also featured in SKIMS recent Shapewear collection campaign alongside PinkPantheress, Ice Spice and Nessa Barrett, alongside international billboards for Spotify’s EQUAL campaign.

2023 has been and still is RAYE's most extensive year of touring yet. After wrapping a sold-out arena UK tour with Lewis Capaldi and a string of sold-out solo headline show including one at London's Roundhouse, RAYE returned to North America as the special guest supporting Kali Uchis and joined SZA’s 'S.O.S. Tour' for 13 shows throughout Europe and the UK. Her extraordinary debut at Glastonbury won new fans across the globe, alongside Summer performances at Longitude (Dublin, Ireland), Mad Cool (Madrid, Spain), Life Is Beautiful (Las Vegas, Nevada), and All Things Go (Columbia, Maryland).

To close out 2023, RAYE is currently on a North American 26 date tour taking in Washington, New York City, Chicago, Toronto, Atlanta, Nashville and more before wrapping in Los Angeles. A second leg of solo headline shows covering the UK and Europe follows in November and December.

Fast cementing a legacy as an artist that can skip between genres at will – songs that flit between hip-hop, dance, and gospel and still keep their integrity – RAYE continues to own the pop game.

Album track list:

Overture. (Live At Royal Albert Hall)
Oscar Winning Tears. (Live At Royal Albert Hall)
Hard Out Here. (Live At Royal Albert Hall)
The Thrill Is Gone Requiem. (Live At Royal Albert Hall)
The Thrill is Gone. (Live At Royal Albert Hall)
Five Star Hotels. (Live At Royal Albert Hall)
Mary Jane vs Graeme Blevins. (Live At Royal Albert Hall)
Mary Jane. (Live At Royal Albert Hall)
Environmental Anxiety. (Live At Royal Albert Hall)
Body Dysmorphia. (Live At Royal Albert
Ice Cream Man. (Live At Royal Albert Hall)
Dani's Interlude (Live At Royal Albert Hall)
Flip A Switch. (Live At Royal Albert Hall)
Worth It Prelude. (Live At Royal Albert Hall)
Worth It. (Live At Royal Albert Hall)
Black Mascara. (Live At Royal Albert Hall)
Buss It Down. (Live At Royal Albert Hall)
Escapism. (Live At Royal Albert Hall)

Upcoming European Tour Dates:

18 - Paris, La Cigale, FR - SOLD OUT
19 - Amsterdam, Melkweg, NL - SOLD OUT
20 - Rockhal, Luxembourg, LU
21 - Amsterdam, Paradiso, NL - SOLD OUT
23 - Huxley’s, Berlin, DE - SOLD OUT
24 - Progresja, Warsaw, PL
26 - Vega, Copenhagen, DK - SOLD OUT
29 - Bridlington Spa, Bridlington, UK
30 - O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK

1 - NX, Newcastle, UK - SOLD OUT
2 - O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK - SOLD OUT
5 - O2 Institute, Birmingham, UK - SOLD OUT
7 - O2 Academy, Bristol, UK - SOLD OUT

October 16, 2023 7:19am ET by Simon Jones PR  

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