Sleepy Brown is the first track from Rayana Jay’s upcoming EP and the follow-up to her 2015 debut mixtape XXI. The smooth laid-back cut, produced by Mikos Da Gawd, finds the soul/R&B singer paying homage to Atlanta’s Organized Noize production crew, which fittingly includes the king of “Cool Soul”, Sleepy Brown. Penned completely by Rayana Jay, ‘Sleepy Brown’ is a testament to the sounds and words of a new generation on the verge of redefining progressive Neo-Soul. A bit of slick talk, sweet vocals, and Outkast-inspired energy designate ‘Sleepy Brown’ as a refreshing arrival for Rayana Jay.
The inspiration behind the track:
‘I had just finished watching the Organized Noize documentary & was reminded that Sleepy Brown is hands down one of the coolest individuals to ever exist. I had to pay homage. As soon as it went off I wrote the first few bars & kept asking myself, ‘Yo, would Sleepy Brown like this?!’ I was focused on making a song that would be deemed cool by the coolest.’ – RJ
A little more about Rayana Jay:
Rayana Jay is a multi-talented singer and songwriter from Richmond, CA. At 22 years old, Rayana Jay creates forward-thinking R&B and soul music, boasting soft vocals that contrast with honest lyrics about relationships, love, and friends. The Bay Area raised singer’s influences span from the Organized Noize production crew and Southern hip-hop to the raw emotions of Amy Winehouse, the sultry tones of Anita Baker, and the reflective frequencies of Drake. Rayana Jay has worked with P-Lo, Caleborate, Azure, and more over the last year. However, she continues to carve out her own lane in the industry with new music.
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