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RAYE says she hasn't been "allowed" to put out an album despite being on four-album deal since 2014

29 June 2021, 17:18 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

This afternoon (29 June) RAYE took to social media to open up about her current record deal, revealing that she hasn't been "allowed to put out one album" despite signing a four-album deal way back in 2014.

RAYE, who released her latest single "Call On Me" earlier this month, has revealed on Twitter today that she wants "make my album now", after writing that her label isn't allowing her to "put out one album" despite signing a four-album deal in 2014.

The singer, who also has a long list of songwriting credits with the likes of Mabel, Quavo, Beyoncé, Little Mix, Ellie Goulding and more, began her Twitter thread by writing, "Hey my dears, so for the last 7 days I have woken up crying my eyes out, not wanting to get out of bed and feeling so alone. These are emotions we usually hide from social media and I have become such an expert at hiding my tears and my pain and I wanted to talk about it today."

"Imagine this pain," RAYE continued. "I have been signed to a major label since 2014...and I have had albums on albums of music sat in folders collecting dust, songs I am now giving away to A list artists because I am still awaiting confirmation that I am good enough to release an album."

"For context, in order for an album to be created, the label has to release money for songs to be finished, fees for producers, mixes, masters and marketing support etc... I have waited 7 years for this day and I am still waiting."

RAYE wrote, "So now I’m being told if "Call On Me" does well then I can do my album but there can’t be a green light until.... imagine the PRESSURE of me waking up every day frantically looking at numbers and stats hoping that I can just make MY BLOODY FIRST ALBUM."

After writing that the information is the "kind of thing I’m suppose[d] to keep behind closed doors", RAYE added, "I have been on a 4 ALBUM RECORD DEAL since 2014 !!! And haven’t been allowed to put out one album. ALL I CARE ABOUT is the music. Im sick of being slept on and I’m sick of being in pain about it this is not business to me this so personal."

In her last tweet, RAYE wrote, "I’ve done everything they asked me, I switched genres, I worked 7 days a week, ask anyone in the music game, they know. I’m done being a polite pop star. I want to make my album now, please that is all I want."

Following RAYE's tweets, artists including MNEK, Lauren Aquilina and more have shown support.
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