Rayana Jay – Sleepy Brown

A little over a year after her debut release XXI, 22-year-old singer and songwriter Rayana Jay returns to showcase her growth as a singer and songwriter, on her latest record ‘Sleepy Brown‘, inspired by the career of Sleepy Brown and Atlanta’s Organized Noize production crew. “I had just finished watching the Organized Noize documentary & was reminded that Sleepy Brown is hands down one of the coolest individuals to ever exist,” Rayana told Saint Heron. “I had to pay homage. As soon as it went off I wrote the first few bars & kept asking myself “Yo, would Sleepy Brown like this?!” I was focused on making a song that would be deemed cool by the coolest.

The soulful mid-tempo cut finds Rayana Jay embracing all of the Southern mannerisms of “cool” with both sweet and slick talk throughout the summer-laden track. Penned completely by Rayana, the record is a testament to the sounds and words of a new generation on the verge of redefining progressive neo-soul. A bit of slick talk, sweet vocals, and Outkast-inspired energy designate ‘Sleepy Brown‘ as a refreshing arrival for Rayana Jay.

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