Ahead of her label debut album, singer Ravyn Lenae unpacks her new single and video “Xtasy” featuring KAYTRANADA. The video, co-directed by Zongbo Jiang, depicts a surreal virtual world with the singer.
“When you listen to the music, I hope you have a better understanding of me and even catch a better understanding of yourself… As artists, we make music as a pathway to help other people understand certain aspects of their lives,” Lenae shares regarding her forthcoming project. She continues, “I’ve gone through the tunnels and seen the light on the other side. I’m finding my way. I’m clearer on who I am and my power through music and lyricism. I’m pouring more into me, friendships, family, and music. Through all of that, I’m fulfilled.”
Hypnos, which is slated to drop this Friday under Atlantic Records, boasts 16 songs with features from Smino, Foushee, Mereba, and Steve Lacy. Production is handled by the likes of Monte Booker, Luke Titus, Phoelix, Sango, and several others. It will contain pre-release songs such as “M.I.A.” and “Skin Tight” while unpacking some of Ravyn Lenae’s unheard material as well. While we wait, watch the video for “Xtasy” featuring KAYTRANADA below.