London-based artist YayRaven has recently released their latest single “Are You Ready” after teaming up with Rico Maz to create one of the freshest Afrobeat hits we’ve heard this year.
The unique infusion of R&B, Pop and Trap produced a hyped, yet melodic beat with plenty of intricacy courtesy of reverberant synth and constantly kicking 808’s. Whilst the roots of R&B are still palpable, so is the fact that YayRaven isn’t just trying to stay ahead of the curve with her experimental sound, she’s creating It. It’s not often that you come across Trap music that is as easy to listen to as breathing. The lyrics are kept simple and immersive, the narrative of them may not grip you, but the hooks will.
You can stream and order Are You Ready for yourselves by heading over to BandCamp now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast