- RAY BLK Premieres New Music Video for “Empress”
- London-based singer-songwriter Rita Ekwere, aka RAY BLK has dropped a new music video for “Empress”. The video was premiered exclusively on i-D.
The song is the second single from her forthcoming debut album of the same title, following the first single "Run Run". It was written by Simon Aldred and RAY BLK.
The tarck received its first play during Apple Beats 1. The video was directed by Geej Ower, featuring Apple Music DJ Julie Adenuga and BBC Radio 1 co-presenter Maya Jama.
"I learned my worth after a breakup in 2015 when I stopped dating this guy who really didn’t respect me or treat me right." she told i-D about the song. "I had to sit down and ask myself why I let that happen for so long and take responsibility for allowing somebody to make me feel less than I am. You’ll only get what you allow and I made a decision to never let anybody treat me like trash, because I know I'm treasure."
- The debut album “Empress” is set to be released in 2018.
"When I started making this project, I was just in a space where I reached a peak of self-acceptance and self-love," RAY BLK told NPR during an interview last month. "There's a lot of, you know, media telling women not to love themselves, whether that's with advertisement or whether that's with Instagram. There's a lot pulling women down and making them feel not good enough. And I just wanted to uplift people."
- source : i-D