R&B is not suffering from a shortage of talent to put it mildly. Last week, budding R&B stars Snoh Aalegra and Summer Walker dropped new music. Not to mention, Van Jess and Sinead Harnett teamed up to deliver new music. This week, the momentum continues with the arrival of Denver’s own Kayla Rae.
Rising singer-songwriter Kalya Rae has delivered her debut EP, Pressure. The nine-track project moves like an album. Opening with “Pressure,” Rae lets you know that this is just the beginning of a promising journey.
Backed by soothing guitars, Rae sings, “I don’t pay mind to the hate though. I just want to stack my pesos. Doing it my way. I say so.”
“I got a vision for my life and I can’t ignore. Sh*t doesn’t happen overnight. I’ve got to work for it,” she continues.
Later on in the project, she switches up her sound just a bit on tracks like “Curved.” The sixty-seven second track has a playful beat that gives life to the boastful vocals.
“It’s too late to say that you love. Your actions speak louder than words. You belong to the world,” she sings.
Closing out the project, the Colorado native offers dance remix of her lead singe, “Practice.”
“Baby Boy, don’t make me question. How the hell did this happen baby? Don’t treat this sh*t like practice baby,” she sings.
All in all, Pressure exceeds every expectation you could have for a debut EP. Kayla Rae is well on her way in rich R&B era.