recently came across this track through a good friend of mine, and I’m in love
with everything about it. It’s dreamy, airy, and a lyrical trip. “Alien” dips
deep into a world of fantastical possibilities, swirling around the concept of
a futuristic lover, something that the singer Raye found, well, alien.
spoke about how she came across the idea for the song in an interview with
WeAreGoingSolo: “I have such a cold rational way of thinking about love and
sharing happiness, but this song is almost like a dream I would have. Someone
coming along to redefine my perspective. Alien had to be the perfect word to
describe this whole feeling, because the whole idea is so alien to me.”
thought process really shines through on the track, taking the listener on a
journey; the smooth production transports you to a foreign landscape, but the
lyrics make it feel familiar.
“Cause I, I do not know this place
But why do I feel so safe out here…
I’m feeling so lost in space round here…
I think it’s gonna be OK
When I see your face, when I see your face”
is a rising underground London artist, with both “Alien” and “Bet You Wish”
slowly gaining traction in the electronic R&B scene. She recorded her first
EP “Welcome to the Winter” when she was 17, and shortly after signed with
Polydor Records. With no intention of stopping, Raye is bound to make waves in
the near future, and I hope to hear more of her music soon.