Behind the music – RAHH
R ‘n’ B act RAAH released their new EP, I told you we’d be famous. We asked him the BIG questions. . .
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Tell us three things about yourself
I studied fashion at university. I am a Virgo. I’m a really good cook
How would you describe your music?
Electronic R ‘n’ B with understated production and empowering lyrics.
What are your musical inspirations?
James Blake, ELLE, Solange, Lauryn Hill, Rihanna.
What was the first gig you went to and the first record you bought/downloaded?
The first concert I went to was Eternal, my big brother took me for my birthday when I was little. Vernie waved to me, I was wearing makeup! Watching black singers dominate the scene at that time had a definite impact on me.
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The first album I remember was TLC Crazy Sexy Coolit was a gift from a different older brother and remains one of my favorite albums to this day.
What’s your favorite song right now?
Kendrick Lamar – N95.
Favorite lyric of all time?
It’s from America by Simon and Garfunkel. “Kathy, I’m lost, I said, even though I knew she was sleeping, I’m empty and in pain and I don’t know why”. If you listen to this in the context of the song, it comes out as a punch of raw emotion and honesty before Paul Simon quickly returns to the rest of the narrative. It sounds like a line from a theater script and Kathy was real, which makes those feelings real. The song is a masterpiece and sits firmly in my top three.
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
By Marvin Gaye, mainly because it makes me feel good and the original is about must give it up seven minutes, so it lasts a bit longer than your average choice. However, I can’t help but think that Bob Marley songs never get old, so “Is this Love” would be a close second.
Where can people find your music/more information?
You can find my music on Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Deezer, YouTube, VEVO and head over to my Instagram for everything else. My new sustainable clothing brand, Overkill Apparel by RAHH, is launching this week. Check My website for more information.