Raveena Announces Debut Album 'Lucid,' Shares New Music 'Stronger' The Queens-based R&B singer shares a serene yet staunch song and unveils the tracklist and release date for her album, Lucid.
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Raveena Emerges 'Stronger' And Announces Her Debut Album

Raveena's debut album Lucid is due out May 31. Kelia Anne/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Raveena's debut album Lucid is due out May 31.

Kelia Anne/Courtesy of the artist

With each new release, Raveena's star is deservedly rising. Following "Mama," her touching tribute to immigrant mothers released earlier this month, the Indian-American R&B experimenter shares her latest single "Stronger" and announces her debut album, Lucid.

Part letter of contempt, part self-actualization, Raveena conceptualized the song's message while on an acid trip. She uses a sound bed provided by producer Everette Orr to house an epiphany in real-time about what she will and won't accept in the name of love.

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"Holy as a sunrise / Clear as water / I was so naive to think a man could be stronger than me," she starts off over a simple, supportive hymnody before the beat drop. Typically known for a feather-on-air falsetto, the tone of "Strong" is in a lower register and feels likes a tightrope walk between the serene and staunch. "I know you love to see me broken / You live to see me confused, at my knees / Don't talk too soon, I ain't dead yet," she promises with merciful reprieve.


Raveena's debut album Lucid is due out May 31 via EMPIRE Distribution.