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Notion chats to R&B newcomer, Raheaven, about her new song "2Personal", writing process, and what's next.
Raheaven is angelic in both name and sound. The brand new artist chose her moniker to juxtapose her real name – Rahel – with her heavenly sonic offering.
Growing up as the eldest of five siblings in north London, Raheaven was surrounded by music thanks to her mother being a singer and her father a guitarist in an Eritrean band. Noting Eritrean musicians Elsa Kidane and Helen Meles as well as Kelis and Beyonce as early influences, Raheaven moulded her own lilting voice and soft melodies into the artist she is today.
Unafraid to speak her mind, Raheaven is establishing herself as a confident voice in the music industry. Her debut single, “7AM”, released earlier this year, is an exploration of the frustrations linked to one night stands with an unnamed lover. Now, Raheaven has shared her sophomore release, the unapologetic and evocative “2Personal”, that waves goodbye to a confused paramour.
We caught up with the up-and-comer to chat about her “honey wine” sound, new music, and what we can expect next.
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