Future Class Of 2017: RAYE

Written By Sam Murphy on 01/23/2017

The Future Class Of 2017 is 15 acts that we believe are poised for greatness this year. Last year we tipped Sampa The Great, Kiiara, Dua Lipa and more to do big things and over the next week we’ll be rolling out individual features on each both here and on Cool Accidents. Today, we’re showcasing forthcoming chart-scaler RAYE.

If you're watching the Australian iTunes charts at the moment you'll notice an upcoming popstar creeping up the charts as a feature on Jax Jones' You Don't Know Me. That popstar is RAYE, a British singer who is working with all your faves.

Along with featuring on Jones' single, she's the vocalist on Jonas Blue's By Your Side and also crafted an excellent EP last year with a banging roster.

She worked with Charli XCX and Noonie Bao and looks set to join them in the upper-echelons of pop.

I, U, Us, the mighty EP opener, is a chaotic, thrilling cut with a chorus that scales giddy heights while Shhh is a fast-moving, haunting sizzler. She's effortlessly traverses genres and encapsulates what it means to be a multi-dimensional muso in 2017.

There are few newbies with the potential to make a huge hit this year like RAYE. She's got her sights on number one but she's not going to do it by following a formula.

Read about our last inductee Dave.