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.


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 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

I’m Jeff W and I endorse this thread

Jeff W, Friday, 17 May 2019 08:51 (two years ago) link

really liked “honey,” down for this

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 17 May 2019 11:52 (two years 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 (two years ago) link


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

Jeff W, Friday, 17 May 2019 18:59 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

six months pass...

this dropped in december, beautiful


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

three weeks pass...


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 (one year ago) link


— Raveena (@raveena_aurora) February 4, 2020

Jeff W, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 20:03 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

"Nectar" is a bubble bath made of music.


dinnerboat, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 20:31 (one year ago) link

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

dyl, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 05:15 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

five months pass...


"headaches" is still maybe my favourite song this year

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

five months pass...

I posted this in rolling r&b, but it belongs here too (great new track):


babe for the weekend (morrisp), Saturday, 6 February 2021 23:52 (eleven months ago) link

^I can't stop listening to this on repeat - I think there's something wrong w/me

babe for the weekend (morrisp), Monday, 8 February 2021 06:16 (eleven months ago) link

it's good but i don't love it in the same way that i've loved much of her previous work

ufo, Monday, 8 February 2021 07:21 (eleven months ago) link

It’s not objectively exceptional but somehow it has its hooks deep in me; I have to ride it out until I tire of it somehow!

babe for the weekend (morrisp), Monday, 8 February 2021 07:33 (eleven months ago) link

I'm the opposite of ufo - I like this a great deal more than anything else I've heard from her

boxedjoy, Monday, 8 February 2021 09:53 (eleven months ago) link

Yeah, I wasn't particularly a fan before ("Headaches" notwithstanding) – but this new song seems to have been lab-grown (...as they say) to produce an addictive response in me. I'm spinning it again today...

babe for the weekend (morrisp), Tuesday, 9 February 2021 05:51 (eleven months ago) link

something kind of scary is I like it even more the more I listen to it... even the parts that seemed a little weak before (like the pre-chorus and outro) are now a-ok with me

it's kind of "90s," I guess, but I don't know what specifically it reminds me of. "No Scrubs"?

babe for the weekend (morrisp), Tuesday, 9 February 2021 06:11 (eleven months ago) link

eleven months pass...

New song! (nearly a year later) – not sure it really plays to her strengths as a singer, but I like it:


(Still) Swingin’ on the flippity-flop (morrisp), Friday, 14 January 2022 17:37 (six days ago) link

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