Raye and Polydor ‘phase tactics’ after singer claimed checklist label would not permit her to free up an album


Brit Award-nominated singer Raye has “parted tactics” along with her checklist label after she claimed she used to be now not allowed to free up an album.

The 23-year-old, who have been signed to Polydor since 2014, blamed the break up on “other targets artistically” in a observation posted to Instagram and Twitter on Monday evening.

“Lately I’m chatting with you as an unbiased artist,” she wrote.

“Polydor and I’ve spoken and feature agreed to phase tactics.

“I need to say a large thanks to the Polydor crew, and the entire people who have fought for me, believed in me and labored so exhausting for me around the years.

“Polydor are an improbable infrastructure powerhouse crew, sadly we have now other targets artistically and I’m very thankful to them for giving me a sleek, easy go out to begin my subsequent bankruptcy as an artist.”

She captioned the submit: “Just a bit Croydon woman with a dream.”

On the finish of June, the singer shared an emotional sequence of tweets during which she mentioned she used to be “ill of being slept on” via Polydor.

Raye, actual title Rachel Agatha Prepared, claimed the corporate used to be preventing her from freeing an album, regardless of having signed a four-record deal seven years in the past.

“For context, to ensure that an album to be created, the label has to free up cash for songs to be completed, charges for manufacturers, mixes, masters and advertising reinforce and so on… I’ve waited 7 years for at the present time and I’m nonetheless ready.

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Raye, actual title Rachel Agatha Prepared, signed a four-album deal in 2014. Document percent

“So now I am being informed if Name On Me [her latest single] does neatly then I will do my album however there cannot be a inexperienced gentle till. Consider the PRESSURE of me waking up each day frantically taking a look at numbers and stats hoping that I will simply make MY BLOODY FIRST ALBUM.”

She mentioned she refused to endure in silence anymore, including: “I have achieved the whole thing they [the record label] requested me, I switched genres, I labored 7 days per week, ask someone within the track recreation, they know. I am achieved being a well mannered pop superstar. I need to make my album now, please this is all I need.”

She additionally published she could be pausing promotions for Name On Me, launched in June.

“I’m intended to be in Name On Me promo mode however I simply shouldn’t have the energy to advertise this checklist at this time,” she wrote on Twitter.

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“I’m leaving for some time and I’m leaving my telephone at the back of. Stay streaming and sharing this track for me. I really like you.”

Remaining 12 months, the singer launched a “mini-album”, Euphoric Unhappy Songs, made up of 9 tracks, and has 5 EPs to her title, relationship again to 2014.

She headlined her personal excursion in 2018, and has supported the likes of Jess Glynne, Halsey and Khalid at their displays.

Previous this 12 months, she used to be nominated for very best British unmarried on the Brit Awards for her 2020 monitor with Regard, Secrets and techniques – however used to be crushed to the trophy via Harry Kinds with Watermelon Sugar.


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