Following debut album We Will Need Courage in 2016, singer songwriter Lauren Ray has supported big names such as Rebecca Ferguson and Anastacia and has now returned with the announcement of her new EP Inside This Silence.
Taken from the EP, new single ‘Be A Man’ flows with Ray’s silky smooth, soulful vocals and gentle, blues-infused melodies in a tongue-in-cheek take on the common phrase. A truly charming, musically rich slice of alt-pop, it showcases Ray’s beautifully honest songwriting perfectly.
Of the clever accompanying video and meaning behind the song, Ray explains:
“The song could just be enjoyed as a fun ‘flirty’ song which is part of its intention… but it’s written somewhat tongue in cheek because I’m using the term ‘Be A Man’ to say ‘you can be vulnerable and say how you feel because I feel it too’. Admitting how you feel to someone requires being brave and vulnerable but is always worth doing… I also think that personality traits and emotions that are labelled as either ‘female’ or ‘male’ can be somewhat ridiculous and limiting, and in some cases destructive, so I wanted to play with this a little bit too for the video.”
Watch the brand new video for ‘Be A Man’, for the first time, here:
Inside This Silence, the upcoming EP from Lauren Ray, is out 3rd August on SR Records. Pre-order here.