First Listen: Estonian Singer Rita Ray is the Real Soul Deal

(January 10, 2020) New to SoulTracks is Estonia singer and songwriter Rita Ray, a young talent with a big, soulful voice and a sense of soul music history. She's the first contemporary soul diva to rise from the post-Soviet state.

Rita is releasing her debut album, Old Love Will Rust, and it is filled with elements of Memphis and Muscle Shoals, thanks to full-bodied production, R&B horns, and her own emotive singing.

For our latest SoulTracks First Listen, we’re featuring the first single from that album, and it gives a sense of the potential we see in the talented Ms. Ray. “Little Girl” is a southern soul ballad that also provides elements of 70s pop throughout. It works completely and it a wonderful introduction to a singer we plan to keep our eyes on. Check out “Little Girl” below and tell us what you think!

(January 10, 2020) New to SoulTracks is Estonia singer and songwriter Rita Ray, a young talent with a big, soulful voice and a sense of soul music history. She's the first contemporary soul diva to rise from the post-Soviet state.

Rita is releasing her debut album, Old Love Will Rust, and it is filled with elements of Memphis and Muscle Shoals, thanks to full-bodied production, R&B horns, and her own emotive singing.

For our latest SoulTracks First Listen, we’re featuring the first single from that album, and it gives a sense of the potential we see in the talented Ms. Ray. “Little Girl” is a southern soul ballad that also provides elements of 70s pop throughout. It works completely and it a wonderful introduction to a singer we plan to keep our eyes on. Check out “Little Girl” below and tell us what you think!

Rita Ray – “Little Girl”

 
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