Rayana Jay
Words by Nina Tabios

Richmond, CA’s own singer-songwriter Rayana Jay pens another letter to another would-be lover in her latest track, “Everything.” Produced by fellow Richmond native Gabriel Lambirth (Ryan Leslie’s former guitarist), Rayana’s sing-songy raps on “Everything” tell of the perfect romance coming in at the wrong time. The track is bouncy yet airy, and Rayana’s smoky timbre turns sugary with each “You’re everything I need,” she breathes out — only to be flipped into little less than a sweet nothing when she reveals, “but I don’t want that right now.” Take a listen here.

When you’re done, revisit Rayana Jay’s most recent project, Sorry About Last Night, and catch her performing at this year’s Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival in June.