On “Everything,” Rayana Jay Sums Up This Generation’s Kind of Love Bradford J. Howard March 14, 2017 MP3s, Music 4 Comments Rayana Jay’s “Everything” single is for everyone who’s ever had the right person at the wrong time. 2016 was arguably the best year for R&B in a while. Big names returned, long-awaited debuts touched down, and many others with potential to go places emerged from out of the woodworks. Richmond, California songstress Rayana Jay falls in the latter category. In October, The Fader premiered her Sorry About Last Night EP, a seven-track R&B soap opera about the highest highs and lowest lows of love. Rayana’s voice was astonishing: it grabbed attention and ears immediately, whether it was all but pleading for someone to be her “bad decision” or dipping into ’90s R&B and rap collab sounds on “Sleepy Brown.” For her first drop of 2017, Rayana Jay tackles love once more, but from the perspective of an indecisive, impulsive and slightly-jaded millenial. The end result? An hypnotizing act wrapped up in a song called “Everything.” The three-minute long cut is propelled forward by Gabriel Lambirth on the board, whose masterful production marries frantic strings, snares, and a riding beat for an instrumental that mimics the merry-go-round that love can be. As for “Everything” itself? It’s Rayana Jay knowing she’s got a good man but also knowing in one way or another she’s not ready for what comes with that. Ignoring calls? Feeling too lazy to fight for it? Still wanting to be friends because of how good the person’s been to you? Rayana employs these tricks and others, as well. But at least she’s honest: “You’re everything, you’re everything I need,” Rayana sings, “but I don’t want that right now.” Stream Rayana Jay’s “Everything” track for yourself down below. In case you need to catch up, Sorry About Last Night is out now on iTunes. Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr 4 Responses 33Kerstin May 15, 2017 I must say it was hard to find your site in search results. You write interesting articles but you should rank your page higher in search engines. If you don’t know how to do it search on youtube: how to rank a website Marcel’s way Reply Rayana Jay Shows Black Men Love on "Sunkissed" Single August 7, 2017 […] Jay, the singer-songwriter was sharing how she’d found the right guy at the wrong time on “Everything.” In the time since, the Richmond, California songstress dropped off another song in […] Reply Rayana Jay Follows Up 'Last Night' with 'Morning After' EP September 15, 2017 […] After’ clocks in at eight tracks deep, and features previous singles “Everything” and “Sunkissed.” Production is handled by ROMderful, The Kount, and Mikos da Gawd & […] Reply Hear Rayana Jay's Sizzling Cover of Sy Ari Da Kid's "Priorities" Single March 20, 2018 […] know exactly what to say to turn you off when she’s not feeling you (see, last year’s “Everything”). But if she DOES catch feelings? Then she’s capable of something like “One More […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.