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Ray BLK: ‘I had a lot of pressure to make the album’ – Music News

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Ray BLK joins Elton John on Apple Music 1 this weekend to discuss the release of his debut album “Access Denied”, with Elton revealing that he considers her “one of Britain’s greatest bands”. Ray ponders resisting the pressure to release the album until she is ready and shares the process behind writing her single “MIA” with Kaash Paige.

Elton John tells Ray BLK that she has “the greatest voice” …
Yesterday I was talking to someone, a music journalist, and I was telling them that with you, Cleo Sol and NAO, we have so many great singers in this country. And I think for me you are the most underrated of them all and I just think you have the best voice and you make the best records… ..you are one of the greatest bands, I think, in Britain. You are definitely one of the greatest female voices we have ever had.

Ray BLK tells Elton John about the pressure she felt to release his album “Access Denied” …

I had a lot of pressure to make the album. People expected it to happen a lot sooner than that, maybe around 2018. But I wanted to take my time and I think it was the right thing to do, because I wanted my album to have a “Access Denied” message and message is just about protecting your space and protecting your peace and making sure the people you allow in your life love you, uplift you, respect you, respect your boundaries and add to your life. .

Ray BLK talks to Elton John about his single “MIA” …

So I did this song in the dead of summer and just wanted to do a song that feels upbeat. I sampled DeBarge just because I wanted to sample a classic R&B song. As an R&B artist, I feel like this is something a lot of us are doing now, and it just pays homage to the Ashanti song that made it the most popular. And it’s really about enjoying who you are with and being present in the moment. I feel like our best experiences, it’s not about where we are but who we are so whether as a couple or as a family it’s just about feeling on vacation no matter where you are are with that person.