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Kickstart: Ravyn Lenae

Introducing Ravyn Lenae: the musical talent hailing from Chicago that has captivated audiences with her unique sound. This month, she is the XITE Kickstart artist, further highlighting her rising influence in the contemporary music scene.

About Ravyn Lenae

Ravyn Lenae arrived during the latter half of the 2010s with a trio of EPs, exploring styles ranging from house to synth-funk. In 2018, she released the EP Crush, with the lead single Sticky making the biggest splash. Four years later she released her acclaimed debut album HYPNOS, with Steve Lacy, monte booker, and KAYTRANADA among its producers. HYPNOS was named Best New Music by Pitchfork and was named one of the top albums of 2022 by NPR, Complex, and others.

Love Me Not

The Chicago-born songstress now embarks on a new chapter with the upcoming release of her sophomore studio album, Bird’s Eye, due August 9th. The album - executive produced by GRAMMY winning producer Dahi - is heralded by the release of two new songs; Love Me Not and Love Is Blind.

For the single Love Me Not she also released a music video that was directed by herself. With this music video, she is the XITE Kickstart for June! This means you will see the music video more often on XITE.