Raven Lenae is Making a Name for Herself.


Written by: Aubrey V

Seventeen year old, Ravyn Lenae, is on her way to making a name for herself as a singer. She blends the genres, Hip Hop, Soul, Electronic, and R&B, together to create a perfect melody with her master vocals. After releasing one successful single “Greetings,” she continues to create impressive songs that introduce a new style to the world.

Growing up on the south side of Chicago, Lenae began playing the guitar and piano in elementary school. Her musical influences include, Timbaland, OutKast, Eminem and Erykah Badu. Later, she decided to become a singer, which lead her to attend an art school. While in school, she joined forces with producer, Monte Booker, and rapper, Smino, to create a local music group called Zero Fatigue.
Her first single, “Greetings,” produced by Oz, become a big hit over in the south side of Chicago. It has achieved over 100,000 listens and 3,000 likes on Soundcloud. The music video, shot by AZaeProduction, came out over a year ago, and received more than 100,000 views on Youtube.
After releasing her first single, record labels started to pay attention to Lenae. She took a specific interest in Lyrical Eyes Management. A company that has previously managed, Tink, Lil Durk, Candace Price, and more. She signed with Three Twenty Three Music Group, an independent record label that coincides with LEM.
Lenae has received recognition for her first song. She was named Verzion’s Big Break Artist on WGCI in Chicago. Also, she was mentioned on BBC Radio’s New Names of 2016. Besides that, she has performed across the country and headlined for shows including, Atlanta’s A3C, Chicago’s House of Blues, and performed at African Fest in Chicago.
Later, she released many songs with different artists, including, “Blossom Dearie,” which was produced by her fellow Zero Fatigue member, Monte Booker. “Blossom Dearie,” received more than twice the amount of listens and likes on Soundcloud compared to Lenae’s first single, “Greetings.” “Blossom Dearie,” and “Greetings,” both appeared on her EP titled, Moon Shoes.
In August 2015, Lenae debuted her EP titled, Moon Shoes. The EP premiered on My Mixtapes and Lake Shore Drive, with an overcoming success. Her EP introduces eight tracks that will be released on her completed album, Moon Shoes. These tracks include, “Venezuela Trains,” “Moon Shoes,” “Blossom Dearie,” “Recess,” “Free Room,” “Sleep Talking,” “Greeting,” and “Everything Above”. The producers on the album include, Monte Booker, Oz, Keyzus, and more. The EP has over one million listens on Soundcloud.
Her album, Moon Shoes, will feature two new songs, “Right of Spring,” and “Something In The Air”. The album mixes unique instruments that flow together to make a smooth tone. The vocals are amazingly sung and gives each song an eery vibe.
Ravyn Lenae is a talented singer with a bright, successful future ahead of her. Her mixture of genres and amazing vocals will certainly make her stand out compared to the other artists. Her album, Moon Shoes, available on July 29th at all DSPs, will definitely show her talent. Go buy her album and see why everyone is talking so highly about Ravyn Lenae.

Written by: Aubrey V

Here comes Harleston


Interview by Lexi Segal

Harleston  Band.  Ring a bell?  Well, get ready to hear a lot about them because these boys are going to be off the charts!
Harletson is a  band made up of three 18 year-olds named Nathan, Weston, and Jackson.  All three boys have a love for music that stems all the way back to their baby years.  One of the things that makes them unique is that all three boys self-taught themselves to play various instruments before the age of 12.  They owe all their love for music to their family members who either played music themselves or inspired them musically.
Nathan, Weston, and Jackson, all California natives, met while performing in the open mic circuit in Los Angeles.  They all individually hoped for solo careers but, after meeting, realized they all had a similar taste and a love for music that could take them unified, all over the world.
Sharing similar musical idols makes their songwriting and love for music so much stronger and harmonious.  One of them said: “it would be awesome to collaborate with the Beatles or even the Eagles.”

Since the open mic circuit, they have performed at various venues and opened up for a variety of acts.  Nathan said that the most amazing fan experience they’ve had, to date, was after opening up for Sabrina Carpenter. The boys were backstage and all these fans were swarming around them, begging for pictures and autographs.
Get ready to hear all about Harletson after Friday, July 15th, when their first single “Say Our Goodbyes” is released.  “We are really excited for the world to hear what Harletson is all about, they said.”
Spoiler alert: “Say Our Goodbyes” is an awesome song with a unique, funky beat. Get ready to fall in love with Harleston.  They are ready to knock our socks off!

Harletson Say Your Goodbyes

Hartletson Cover of the 1975 “Paris”

Harletson Video Interview