Charli XCX collaborator and sometime Stormzy video star RAYE is back with her own brand new single, and it's a bop. "The Line" is the south London singer-songwriter's take on prejudiced bouncers and uncomfortable dresses, complete with a springy beat and a shout-along chorus. It follows two stellar EPs, and her shimmering XCX-co-written single "I, U, Us."
"Going out clubbing gives you a cold dose of the expectation society has on women," RAYE explained to The FADER. "To get into a club you have to kill yourself in heels, drown in makeup with a tight dress, maybe a bit of cleavage will help you out too. Me going as ‘myself,’ wearing what I wanted, didn’t cut it. You have to fit within the boundaries and expectations put on you. Watching all these casually dressed men waltzing past me in the queue really pissed me off, so I wrote this tune." Watch the video above.