Under the tutelage of The Internet member Steve Lacy, rising newcomer Ravyn Lenae is currently opening up for SZA on her CTRL Tour. The Chicago-reared songstress will kick off her 2018 with her new EP, CRUSH.
Due January 26th, Lacy compares the 18-year-old to some of music’s biggest icons. “When I got the opportunity I looked at is as like ‘Yes, this is my Pharrell/Kelis, my Timbaland/Aaliyah, my J*Davey moment,'” he said to Beats 1 on producing her forthcoming project. “I had to take it.”
Lenae has also released its first single, “Sticky.” That can be heard below.