Raye has claimed her record label has stopped her from releasing her debut album since 2014.
The 24-year-old singer – who is signed to Polydor and released a nine-track mini-album ‘Euphoric Sad Songs’ in November 2020 – shared a series of emotional tweets on Tuesday (29.06.21) as she alleged that she’s waiting for confirmation that she can put on a full-length LP if new single ‘Call On Me’ does well in the charts.
She wrote: “I have been signed to a major label since 2014… and I have had albums on albums of mu sat in folders collecting dust, songs I am now giving away to A list artists because I am still awaiting confirmation that I am good enough to release an album.
“For context, in order for an album to be created, the label has to release money for songs to be finished, fees for producers, mixes, masters and marketing support etc…
“I have waited 7 years for this day and I am still waiting… So now I’m being told if Call On Me does well then I can do my album but there can’t be a green light until….
“Imagine the PRESSURE of me waking up every day frantically looking at numbers and stats hoping that I can just make MY BLOODY FIRST ALBUM
“I know this is the kind of thing I’m suppose to keep behind closed doors, but I have worked and waited and hustled and given EVERYthing I have and if I am going to suffer I am NOT going to do it in silence anymore ()”
Raye added that she only cares about “the mu”, and revealed she signed a four-album deal seven years ago.
She continued: “I have been on a 4 ALBUM RECORD DEAL since 2014 !!! And haven’t been allowed to put out one album. ALL I CARE ABOUT is the mu.
“Im k of being slept on and I’m k of being in pain about it this is not business to me this so personal…
“I’ve done everything they asked me, I switched genres, I worked 7 days a week, ask anyone in the mu game, they know. I’m done being a polite pop star. I want to make my album now, please that is all I want. ()”
And the star – who also shared a selfie of herself crying – later admitted she was “glad” she opened up, even if she didn’t know what the “consequences” would be.
She tweeted: “Sometimes we don’t speak out of fear, we stay silent. I’m really glad I spoke out today. Regardless of the consequences tmrw, today you have made me feel heard ()”