After 10 seconds of alarm intro RAYE gets down to business. The song starts and you are immediately in it. The escape from reality begins and she tells us about alcohol, drugs and sex, about the doctor, whom she tells that she doesn't feel anything anymore and thus wants to escape her problems. This is wrapped in a wonderful sound carpet that ideally supports the sometimes wild, sometimes calm and vulnerable voice of RAYE. From 2:30 in the song the tempo changes and in the background a deep bass, which should sound dry and not at all booming. With our soundbar it is.
Born in Tooting / London, Rachel Agatha Keen signed a record contract with Polydor at 17 for 4 records. Albums, felt there artistically unfree and gegängelt, which is why she terminated the contract in early 2022, which still did not allow her to release an album. Now, at 25, she has freed herself from all shackles and "Escapism" is an excellent example of that. Freedom you can hear and feel.
There is also a live version, a fast and a slow version of the song. On the latter, the speed has been turned up or down by a few percent. On the live version you can hear that RAYE can also cover a large sound spectrum. Have a listen...
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