Berkshire Native Raiche Featured in Billboard Magazine
Berkshire born singer-songwriter Raiche has been chasing her musical dreams for as long as she can remember.
In 2018 she signed to Atlantic Records and released her first major market single, the infectious and unique Money Pies off the EP Drive.
Since then the sultry singer's music has been featured on the Netflix show Rythym + Flow, a music talent competition featuring Chance The Rapper, Cardi B and T.I and Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker, staring Academy Award winner Octavioa Spencer, also streaming on Netflix.
The uber talented songstress continues grinding in the music biz and has released the new single Pick a Side. The new single, which was released at the beginning of this month, caught the attention of none other than Billboard Magazine, the music businesses authority publication on charts, sales and all things hit music. Basically, they're a pretty big deal.
Raiche is currently featured in the popular feature "20 Questions" in which Billboard sits down with an artist and, you guessed it, asks them 20 questions.
Rising GDE/Island Prolific/Atlantic Records signee Raiche made her return earlier this month to release her slow-burning single "Pick a Side." Dealing with the traumas of a burdensome relationship, Raiche seeks answers from her lover to revive their love. "I don't know what I'm dealing with," she confesses on the tune.
"Pick a Side" comes on the heels of her 2019 EP Drive, which helped accelerate the budding singer-songwriter closer to stardom in the R&B sphere. With a fistful of earworms on-deck, including her ambitious song "Money Pies," Drive enabled the singer to open up for Pink $weats' Pink Beginnings Tour. Though quarantine halted her performance plans in 2020, the pandemic allowed the Pittsfield, MA native to take the time to craft her forthcoming debut album.
Question five in the interview pertains to Raiche growing up in The Berkshires, and how that shaped who she is today. Check out her answer below.
My hometown shaped who I am in many ways. I went to a private Christian school K-8, then a small high school where my sister and I were the only children of color. After high school, I dove into understanding my ethnicity and honestly never really felt like I fit in anywhere. The feeling led me to discover my true self -- owning my true self. Being comfortable with my true self. Accepting myself just how I am, nothing more, nothing less.
Check out the whole interview here.
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