Author: Shanel Brock
From being a memorable act on X Factor to releasing his debut album, singer-songwriter Arin Ray has transformed into something amazing. His inclination for songwriting has landed him writings for artists like Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, and John Legend. Now, he’s here to prove why his debut album Platinum Fire is ready to ignite.
Music is something that is embedded in Ray’s lineage. His father was a drummer for the 90s hot group New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe. It’s to no surprise that eventually, Ray would continue the legacy of entertainment by paving is own way into the industry. Ray often refers to himself as an underdog, and like most underdogs, he’ll rise against all odds and get the attention he rightfully deserves.
After years polishing his songwriting behind the scenes, Ray is here to claim his seat at the table with his debut LP Platinum Fire. Listening, you’ll experience a balanced mixture of contemporary R&B and vibe savvy vocals. The 14-track project speaks volumes on emotions associated with love, relationship, and life struggles. If you’re looking for the next best thing, look no further than this project right here.
A few tracks in, you’ll find that Ray doesn’t stick to one note. He’s diverse in melodies, lyrics, and themes. One moment you’re grooving to “Who Came Up Missing”, and the next moment you’re head-bobbing to “Damn”. The album couldn’t be complete without a few guest appearances. Ray brings on Los Angles hit makers YG and Ty Dolla $ign, DRAM, Childish Major and rising artist SiR to help set the tone on the album.
Ray is walking proof that you get out exactly what you put in. Without drive and ambition, it’s impossible to reach any heights. Platinum Fire ignites every mood and guarantees to make you swoon. Listen to Platinum Fire below and keep up with the latest on Arin Ray via Soundcloud.