Episode 264: Raye

“Escapism” (feat. 070 Shake)

Raye is a singer, songwriter and producer from London. Besides being an artist in her own right, she’s also been a songwriter for other artists since she was a teenager. She’s co-written songs for Beyoncé, Charli XCX, and Ellie Goulding. In 2023, she released her debut album, My 21st Century Blues. The first single, “Escapism,” became her first song to hit #1 in the UK. It’s gone platinum in the US, the UK, and seven other countries. It features guest vocals from 070 Shake. When she was here in LA on tour, I talked to Raye about how she made “Escapism.”

You can buy or stream “Escapism” here.

For a transcript of this episode, click here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

Mike Sabath – Co-writer, producer, programmer, synths, mellotron, strings arranger