“I saw [Harry Styles] had followed me and I was
like ‘wow’, it makes me think maybe he’s heard
the music which is insane. Even with Adele
sharing [the album] on her story, and Lewis
Hamilton – I’m like, ‘what the hell is happening?’
It’s been the album release of dreams. I think if
someone had shown me when I was finishing this
album, a clip of the past week, I would’ve just been
like ‘that’s not me.’”

Covering our Spring 2023 issue, chart-topping
artist Raye talks the surreal release week of her
debut album My 21st Century Blues, garnering
nods from music’s most illustrious stars, how her
track “Escapism” galvanised fans on TikTok, and
her non-negotiables as she settles into her new
chapter as an independent artist.

Raye wears Dress and Shoes by Ferragamo,
Jewellery by Cartier and Bulgari

Photography by Danny Kasirye at Monday Artists
Fashion by Toni-Blaze Ibekwe
Words by Andrew Wright
Editorial Director Huw Gwyther
Editor Erica Rana
Deputy Editor Ella West
Art Directors Livia Vourlakidou, Aparna Aji,
Harry Fitzgerald
Hair by Alex Price at Frank Agency using T3 Hair
Tools and MONAT
Make-up by Lan Nguyen-Grealis at Eighteen Management
using Givenchy Beauty
Nails by Elize Nails
Set Design by Phoebe Deeprose
Production Director Ben Crank
Producer Isabella Coleman
Photography Assistant Jack Storer
Digi Jamie Sinclair
Fashion Assistant Yasmin Williams
Fashion Interns Emiliya Ilieva, Ana Carolina Godinho
Set Design Assistant Amani Moosa
Production Intern Frankie Baumer

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RAYE Covers Wonderland's Spring 23 issue