The young and highly talented Rubee Rayne, first came to our attention at On The Come up TV with ‘Cocaine‘, released last year.
Speaking about the video which has managed nearly 5,000 hits, ‘Cocaine‘ was in fact a song that Rubee had no intention of actually releasing. “It’s not a track I intended to release but did so spontaneously out of boredom and curiosity. The video was done the same way” she reveals.
Yet, releasing tracks and videos randomly, has been a major part of the artist’s activity in recent months. Rayne is currently working towards her debut EP ‘Forever Golden’ which is due to be released this summer. Far from being put together overnight, this body of work has been in the pipeline for 2 years. In fact, she cites her performance on the ‘Introducing Stage’ at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in 2011, as the moment in which she decided to put together this project. She admits that she has “recorded around 40 tracks in the process”, and whilst obviously not all of these will feature on the EP, it highlights her commitment to her music and her perseverance for perfection.
Rubee’s sound and style truly merits the tag ‘Unique’. She describes her sound as an unsteady balance between Indie-pop, Alternative Rock and Hip Hop. The last two years have been a journey for Rubee and her music, but she feels that she has finally identified her sound. “My biggest goal with this EP is to make and deliver music that is honest. To do that I’ve had to not only find my sound, but also find myself as a person to introduce to the rest of the world in an artistic form”, she says.
Drawing inspiration from Pharrell Williams (and citing her dream collaboration with Kid Cudi), expect to hear more from Rubee before the release of her EP later this year!
Written by James Savundra