Album : RAHEAVEN – THROAT GAME STUPID! – EP Zip File Download
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North Londoner Raheaven grew up listening to a myriad of music, from Eritrean chanteuse Elsa Kidane to R&B stalwart Beyoncé, while she figured out life as a second-generation immigrant and eldest daughter – aka the glue that holds society together.
As the child of Eritrean immigrants who formed a band with friends to raise money for the Eritrean independence effort, music and performance has consistently weaved itself into her daily life. This has included everything from playing the steel pans for over a decade to joining her school’s drama club. Indeed, Raheaven credits going to an all-girls school for her no-nonsense outlook on life and music: “It was the best thing ever, in that we just centred women – so I carried that on with me through life.” She says school gave her space to feel safe in being herself. It’s therefore no surprise that she draws inspiration from contemporary R&B stars Summer Walker and SZA, women who are deeply honest about themselves in their work.
“This is a male-dominated industry and I’m so determined and hungry to take what’s rightfully mine – that kind of energy isn’t really spoken about in R&B”
The production of traditional Eritrean music has also played a part in her sound. This includes the percussion-heavy popularised ‘guayla’ sounds, using saxophones as bridges alongside melodic riffs. It also brings to mind vivid memories of the string instrument krar, as well as the guitar, being played at home.
Raheaven’s just released the short but sweet EP 2personal, a four-track slice of heaven that talks of unnamed lover(s) as well as the woes and throes of modern situationships. It took a year to put together, with production from the likes of Cadenza (Jorja Smith, Ms Banks) and Aston Rudi (Mahalia, Hamzaa) as well as writing credits from Elli Ingram, Jamilah Barry and Maverick Sabre. In our conversation, Raheaven points to how the process of creating music with others can be therapeutic, explaining a specific feeling or the situation that evoked it before bouncing off each other and adding their own experiences, “like group therapy”.
RAHEAVEN – THROAT GAME STUPID! – EP Lyrics and Tracklist
- TALK BACK
- PINK PANAMERA
- Fools Gold Interlude
- Touch It w/ July 7