FIVE-TRACK COLLECTION EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY STEVE LACY
Acclaimed modern pop sensation Ravyn Lenae has released her much-anticipated new EP. Crush is available now at all digital music retailers and streaming services.
Crush is Executive Produced by Steve Lacy (The Internet, Kendrick Lamar), who also joins Lenae on two of its five tracks including the vocal call-and-response, 4 Leaf Clover (track listing attached). The EP is highlighted by the sultry new single, Sticky – watch the video here.
Sticky is drawing wide-ranging critical acclamation, with Pitchfork declaring it Best New Track while raving, “Sticky is a steamy affair with a slinky R&B beat, but Lenae sounds like a playfully annoyed lover, glued into a relationship that‘s falling apart. She uses Lacy’s wide-open production – electric organ and psychedelic guitar strums – to experiment with her vocals…The pacing mirrors all the frantic ups and downs of a teetering relationship, with Lenae storming around Lacy’s instrumental, changing her tone and her mind over and over again. Even through all this relationship drama, Lenae makes falling out sound very fun.” The FADER named Sticky one of its 11 Songs You Need In Your Life This Week, writing, “is an incredibly apt title for this Ravyn Lenae song, which Steve Lacy provided the beats for. Those organ sounds and Lenae’s wild high notes really sound like a gooey sweet treat.”
Pitchfork has listed the Crush EP as one of their 6 Albums Out Today You Should Listen To Now.
One of Billboard’s 2018’s R&B Class: Three Artists Poised For Breakout Success In 2018, Lenae is among the faces featured in Nike’s new The Force Is Female campaign.
Acclaimed by Rolling Stone in its 10 New Artists You Need to Know: March 2017 for her “thoughtful and highly lyrical electronic soul,” Lenae made her label debut last year with Midnight Moonlight The EP – which has now amassing 16.5 million on-demand US streams – Includes the single, Unknown, joined by a companion visual directed by Weird Life Films (Joey Purp, Chance the Rapper).
- Closer (ODE 2 U)
- Computer Luv feat. Steve Lacy
- The Night Song
- 4 Leaf Clover feat. Steve Lacy