A thread for Raveena and her debut album LUCID (31 May 2019)

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Raveena makes aqueous, delicate R&B that's not dissimilar to Corinne Bailey Rae's The Heart Speaks In Whispers, or KING's floatier moments. Her track "Honey" narrowly missed placing in last year's ILX '77.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy4RebilRSI

She's just announced that her first album, Lucid, will be out in two weeks' time. There's no tracklist available yet but I presume "Honey" will be included, along with more recent singles "Temptation", "Mama", and "Stronger" (released today).

Her EP from 2017, Shanti, is also worth a listen.

Let's anticipate and luxuriate!

monotony, Friday, 17 May 2019 02:32 (one year ago) link

I didn't realise her album was coming so soon. Honey was one of the best songs of last year. Really excited for the rest of the album.

kitchen person, Friday, 17 May 2019 02:56 (one year ago) link

I’m Jeff W and I endorse this thread

Jeff W, Friday, 17 May 2019 08:51 (one year ago) link

really liked “honey,” down for this

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 17 May 2019 11:52 (one year ago) link

cosigned. "Stronger" is great--maybe an obvious trick, but making a song with that title so skeletal is v effective. The "Mama" video is extremely <3

rob, Friday, 17 May 2019 13:58 (one year ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6x9xDRXkAAxafY.jpg

Looks like none of the pre-2019 tracks are on the album.

Jeff W, Friday, 17 May 2019 18:59 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

after a couple of listens: one of the best lying-in-a-sun-dappled-hammock-late-in-the-afternoon albums ever.

monotony, Saturday, 1 June 2019 07:57 (one year ago) link

Such a gorgeous album. I would have liked Honey to have been included, but it's still such a strong album anyway.

kitchen person, Sunday, 2 June 2019 05:09 (one year ago) link

this turned out to be the perfect record for erasing the tension caused by a crappy day

old cloud yells at man (voodoo chili), Thursday, 13 June 2019 20:12 (one year ago) link

six months pass...

this dropped in december, beautiful

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pre9lE3Wa78

culture of mayordom (voodoo chili), Friday, 10 January 2020 23:41 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gqpXVAY3fI

new song is really great, love the shift in the second half.

lucid was a late discovery for me last year but quickly became one of my favourites of the year. "mama" in particular is very zora's domain. super excited for whatever she presumably has coming this near

ufo, Sunday, 2 February 2020 02:02 (seven months ago) link

MOONSTONE EP 🌙 THIS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7TH pic.twitter.com/SkeDopnoJt

— Raveena (@raveena_aurora) February 4, 2020

Jeff W, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 20:03 (seven months ago) link

And yes, I also love the teaser song.

After all the build up here, ‘Lucid’ kinda came and went. I should have given it more of a chance too tbf.

Jeff W, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 20:07 (seven months ago) link

i loved lucid, but this new song seems like she's unlocked a bit of a bounce that was absent on that album. the swirling reverie was the point of the last album, obv, and i loved it for that reason, but i'm glad she's expanding into new territory.

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 20:11 (seven months ago) link

"Nectar" is a bubble bath made of music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyyGiQES--o

dinnerboat, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 20:31 (seven months ago) link

"headaches" being a two-movement suite is inspired. lush and beautiful.

dyl, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 05:15 (seven months ago) link

moonstone EP is out now and is all really lovely. apart from "headaches" it doesn't really do anything more to broaden her sound but it's so wonderful anyway so she can keep doing her thing as much as she wants to

ufo, Saturday, 8 February 2020 11:52 (seven months ago) link

I do really dig how "Headaches" suddenly becomes an indie-pop song at 2:49.

You have seen the heavy groups (morrisp), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 22:24 (seven months ago) link

five months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYX60KRMiGg

"headaches" is still maybe my favourite song this year

ufo, Friday, 14 August 2020 13:12 (one month ago) link


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