Singer-songwriter and artist, Rae Lou has just released her debut single, Suffocate. Rae sees her songs in color and word-paints on a musical canvas. This moody classical-pop track is resounding proof of it. With dark tonalities and inky textures, she conceptualizes the concept with sound and lyrical story. Inspired by the tragedy and suffering helplessness of the theme in the upcoming feature film, “Watching Goldfish Suffocate”, the track deals with mental health issues. It is flavored with slights of soul, R&B, melodic pop and romantic classicals. Listeners of Adele, SIA, Alicia Keys, and Amy Winehouse are sure to enjoy the vocal led soundscape and melancholic tone of this track. 

The track is set up with winking piano acoustics, the singular melodies floating into the vacuous and dark backdrop. Warm cello melodies ooze at the seams, its surmounting melancholy pouring in, before being consumed  by the gut wrenching vocals. Accentuated by heavy breaths and visceral emotion, Rae deliberately presents an exhausted and stifling vocal performance that drives the theme to the forefront. Listen Now! 

The track is available for streaming on popular sites like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Amazon Music! 

You can listen to Suffocate by Rae Lou here –