Kingsley Ray

FRESH: ‘Replay’ – Kingsley Ray

Kingsley Ray loves to “Replay”

R&B Pop, Soul

US artist Kingsley Ray makes his return to music after more the four years with his stunning new single, “Replay”. This is it! 90’s R&B pop/soul as it used to be at its very best.

“Replay” is a smooth groove with a low beat, sensual with shimmering vocals from Kingsley that remind you of the best of Usher, Jason Derulo and those other sexy stars of yesterday.

Kingsley made his debut with “Crushin'” back in 2015 and has teamed up with producer Scarecrow Beats aka Kevin Touw (Kendrick Lamar, Ginuwine, RL from Next) for “Replay” which is the lead single his upcoming debut album, “For Love”, due for release later this year. And if they’re all as ‘smoking’ as this hot tune, then a full album will be more than welcome!

Kinglsey says of the project: “The theme of the album is centred around experiences in love and life. As a songwriter, I tell my story and let the music wrap around it organically. It’s a manifesto for love and life. The next few singles and visuals are already lined-up, there were a lot of awesome songs to narrow down for the album and now I can’t wait to share it! I’m someone who has become further motivated and optimistic after all the strife of 2020 and the state of the world around us. We have to lead in love”. How true Kingsley!

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!