Fresh from the success of her smash “Decline” and a BRIT Award nomination for Best Single with Jax Jones (“You Don’t Know Me“), RAYE releases a brand new tune entitled “Cigarette” featuring two fellow rising UK stars, Mabel and Stefflon Don.
The song arrives straight off the back of three UK Top 15 singles from all three ladies (“Decline” by RAYE, “Finders Keepers” by Mabel and “Hurtin’ Me” by Stefflon Don). It’s the best move they all could make, truly.
The result? Well a heavy dose of girl power, naturally. On the tropical-tinged throb, the girls gas themselves up as they trade verses about being irresistible to a guy who thinks he can get away with the “hit it and quit it” move to avoid catching feels, but the only person he’s playing in the situation is himself.
“So baby come on, get it right now, now, now/ I can take you higher, then low, low, low/ I’m bad for you love, but I’m your cigarette…,” RAYE declares across the party-ready, summertime production. I’m a sucker for a good metaphor and fierce ladies joining forces. THIS IS IT!