Cilla Raie Starts The Year On A Fiery Note With Single, ‘Motives’

Taking inspirations from the likes of Aaliyah, Mya, Brandy and Toni Braxton, UK R&B singer/songwriter CILLA RAIE leads 2021 with her brand new infectious single ‘Motives’ produced by Joey Dyer (Iggy Azalea, Katy B) and Sampl (Kali Claire).

Possessing the vibes of late 90’s/early 2000’s, the cutting- edge single promotes the message of self-love and self-worth to the ladies, when finding true love.

During the intense lockdown of 2020, Cilla is one of the many artists who stayed active with her release such as ‘Ain’t No One’ which secured her on This is R&B ‘10 R&B artist you should have on your Radar’ whilst securing over 19K Streams on Spotify

Keep a firm eye on Cilla as she gets ready to release her EP ‘Reconnected’ later in the year…but for now, have a listen to ‘Motives’…

Song of the Day: Ain’t No One – Cilla Raie

Following her last single, ‘Masterpiece’, which racked up over 30,000 plays on SoundCloud, gaining support from MOBO Awards, BBC 1xtra and Link Up TV, CILLA RAIE makes her way to today’s hot spot with her latest single, ‘Ain’t No One’, produced by Joey Dyer (Iggy Azalea – Fancy, Katy B).

Combining her love for R&B and soul music, ‘Ain’t No One’ delivers soft and sultry vocals with heartfelt lyrics, drawing inspirations from the likes of Aaliyah, Mya, Brandy and Toni Braxton.

The North London singer/songwriter began recording music at just 14-years-old, with grime producer DaVinche (Stormzy, Skepta, Wiley) being one of her key mentors during the early stages of her musical journey. Having secured successful sessions and connections with key UK and US producers and writers, this birthed her first self-titled debut EP ‘Cilla Raie’ produced by the likes of Sillky (Mabel, Mahalia, Craig David) and The Arcade (Doja Cat, Khalid, Migos). She later embarked on a national school tour with UK Music and delivering music workshops to students across the UK.

This year will see Cilla releasing a series of singles as well as a body of work due to be released in 2021, which pays homage to R&B and embodying the growing pains of love and life as a young black British woman.

Check out the self-produced video for ‘Ain’t No One’ below…

New Track: Glory – Chloe Bodur

19-year-old North West Londoner CHLOE BODUR has been causing quite a stir with her single  ‘Glory.’ Fusing elements of neo-soul, jazz and pop, her newest number stole the Track of the Day spot on numerous BBC Introducing stations, as well as being added to rotation on Jazz FM.

Produced by UK Top 10 charting producer JD.Reid (Mabel, Katy B, Sinead Harnett, D Double E),  ‘Glory’ focuses on vulnerability and the underlying sense of loneliness. Bodur reveals, “It was originally written as a poem about youth trying to find love in themselves and in others and how one correlates with the other”.

Raised in a mixed heritage family, whilst immersed in vibrant London, Bodur credits her multi-cultural upbringing for her array of musical influences. Idolising the likes of Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra, as well as gaining inspiration from artists such as Quincey Jones, D’angelo and Frank Ocean.

Deemed the most promising new act and already selling out live shows,CHLOE BODUR is ready for the next step of her musical endeavour with the highly anticipated release ‘Glory’, available from yesterday.

This is a great way to start your week; have a listen to ‘Glory.’

Upcoming Release: I Ain’t Got Time – Cilla Raie

Singer/songwriter CILLA RAIE returns with a bold second release of the year, ‘ I Ain’t Got Time’, which sees the sultry songstress expressing her lack of interest for ‘time-wasters’.

Produced by Sami Dolla, the record features three of UK’s critically acclaimed rappers: Jammin MC, C Cane and Double S. Watch out for the video as is set to be explosive!

The track follows Cilla’s last release ‘Masterpiece’, produced by Joey Dyer (Iggy Azalea, Katy B, Conor Maynard). Released back in March, ‘Masterpiece’ received support from BBC Radio 1Xtra, The Link Up and has clocked up over 22,000 plays.

‘I Aint Got Time’ is out on 18 August, following with the release of her second EP in early 2018.

Song of the Day: Hero – Emil (ft. P Money)

Delivering an introspective insight into the male and female perspective of a relationship, EMIL  smashes into the Summer  with new single ‘Hero’, featuring P Money.

Describing her debut, as ‘being in the real world chasing a fairytale’ EMIL’s effortless vocals glide beside the trap- influenced beat as she tells the story of looking for a ‘Hero’, while P Money’s rapid verse portrays the male acumen of the situation.

Having built a name for herself among her peers and friends in the UK hip-hop scene over recent years, EMIL has been relentlessly grinding and has worked alongside some of the finest UK producers including The Heavytrackerz (credits including Stormzy, Skepta, Katy B) and The Forbes who produced ‘Hero’. After getting her first taste of the music industry back in 2015, alongside Joe Weller on the top 30 single ‘Wanna Do’, she then went on to collaborate with friend and grime star P Money on his ‘Money Over Everyone’ mixtape.

The multi-talented singer songwriter and model from Hackney, has drawn much inspiration from 90’s R&B pioneers like Lauryn Hill and Sade, which is conveyed through her own music and ability to create compelling stories through her lyrics. ‘Hero’ has picked up support from many online platforms including The Wav From, Complex, Yahoo Music, UMA, Urban Boss, Pardon My Blog, Luna Mag, Som Magazine and Underground Industry.

With a stellar performance at The Great Escape festival and a plethora of support already under her belt, EMIL is brewing up a fairytale storm that is due to spread worldwide.