Ravyn Lenae is bringing a fresh flavor to R&B. The Chicago singer with Panamian roots had an uncle who also took a shot at musical glory, but he struggled with a cracking voice; Ravyn has pushed on, turning her high-pitched voice into a unique strength.
Ravyn stopped by The FADER to talk about her first performance—a precociously confident cover of Beyoncé's "Baby Boy"—getting over an early crush who didn't reciprocate her love, a French quote she got tattooed on her arm, and getting to know Smino and Monte Booker. She also explains the first major synesthesia experience she had, which coincided with her last EP Crush.
Watch the full interview above.