117: Raye – Distraction

“The ending gets to me all the time! The clash of instrumental elements and background vocals all in unison is simply magnificent!” says a SoundCloud commenter by the name of King Julian. Far be it from me to feel a need to either disagree with or even scrawl an attempt at intelligent thought beyond those words of a regal lemur, here is 18-year-old Raye‘s superb ‘Distraction,’ a Croydonian take on Nelly Furtado‘s more tempered R&B moments with choruses of instrumental roar.

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