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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best entertainment magazine in the UK“, from Raylee Forest’s upcoming EP, new single Mask is an enthralling, avant-garde pop tale that is filled with a mysterious whirlwind of blossoming melodies and notes of a dreamlike romance.
An artist of extraordinary vision and audacity, Raylee Forest is a trailblazer, set to redefine the very essence of the mainstream pop genre. Her unwavering commitment to innovation and fervent desire to challenge the status quo makes Raylee somebody truly revolutionary in the world of popular music.
Originally from China, Raylee now calls California and Vancouver home, but her musical inspiration still spans across continents, genres and eras. Rooted in a classical foundation, she draws inspiration from the timeless works of Beethoven and Chopin, you can hear their compositions echoing in her work. Having grown up immersed in the melodic allure of East Asian pop, Raylee’s music has a unique touch of sentimentalism and romanticism that distinguishes it from its Western counterparts, but the influence of pop icons such as Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Celine Dion have still left an indelible imprint on her artistic soul.
With a dark and unique style of lyricism writing, Raylee takes listeners on a wild and thrilling journey, akin to navigating through a twisted and enigmatic poem or a spine-chilling dark fairy tale. Exploring a variety of topics such as working-class struggles, crazy love stories, or the weight of societal expectations, Raylee has a magnetic charm that is impossible to resist as her lyrics resonate deeply, evoking a range of emotions from exhilaration to introspection, and ultimately leave a lasting impact on all who dare to listen.
New single Mask is influenced by both Western and East Asian Pop, with a unique touch of sentimentalism and romanticism that distinguishes it from other pop music artists.
An enthralling, avant-garde pop tale that is filled with a mysterious whirlwind of blossoming melodies and notes of a dreamlike romance, Raylee Forest writes about the many shapes of her emotions, from animalistic to reclusive, while creating an imaginative wonderland of vibrant pop harmonics that contrast with lush classical notes.
With the release of her debut single “Tired of Waiting” in January 2023, Raylee made a powerful entrance into the music scene. She continued to make waves in the industry with “Puppetry,” a mesmerizing blend of eerie atmospheres and infectious hooks that showcased her ability to craft songs that were simultaneously catchy and thought-provoking. Similarly, “The Same Day” blended traditional Asian instruments Pipa and Xiao, with modern pop influences.
Another notable release is her latest power ballad, “Grown Apart”, which explores the bittersweet journey of drifting apart from someone you once held close. With her magnetic and chameleonic voice, she offers heartfelt depth that resonates with listeners in their own unique way. With every groundbreaking release, she paves the way for a new wave of artists who dare to think outside the box and push the boundaries of pop music.
Raylee is currently preparing for the release of her highly anticipated EP which seamlessly blend genres and diverse influences, and challenges established norms to set her apart as a true pioneer in the industry.
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