RAYE AND COI LERAY JOIN FORCES IN “FLIP A SWITCH” REMIX
UK singer-songwriter RAYE has had a successful 2023 so far. For example, her hit song “Escapism” featuring 070 Shake has gotten certified RIAA platinum and has reached the top 10 on the mainstream pop charts. In addition, she has been featured in NPR’s Tiny Desk concert and Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! This summer, she will be touring with SZA’s SOS Arena Tour in North America/Europe and Kali Uchis’ Red Moon in Venus Tour in North America.
RAYE’s “Flip A Switch” is the 9th track on her debut album My 21st Century Blues that was released in February of this year. The remix with American singer Coi Leray was released this past week. Like her collaborator, Coi Leray has had her own share of success this year with her single “Players” reaching the top 10 in the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart.
In the trap-influenced kiss-off, RAYE is reflecting towards a relationship that had turned sour in the opening verse.
Can’t just let your guard down and fall for someone anymore
That’s what stupid girls do
Yeah, I’ve been a stupid girl
Four days away, in his arms I invest
He won’t take my heart, but he’ll take off my dress
However, there is a change in tone as she throws barbs towards her ex-lover after she realizes that she was done wrong.
Flip a switch on a prick, then I
Come alive in the nighttime
In the club, sippin’ Hennessy
And tell him I’m dead if he callin’ me
The stakes are raised as both women begin singing about their failed relationships. Coi Leray raps about realizing their self-worth and that it is truly the man’s loss on the second verse. Overall, this track is bittersweet as it sends the message of a failed relationship but also having a realization of self-worth. This song is perfect on a breakup playlist is the person wants to get over that person as soon as possible.
RAYE and Coi Leray have a promising future in the music industry and are on their ways on becoming household names. “Flip A Switch” is available on Spotify, as well as the rest of their discography to get familiarized with their work. For more information about tours and music, follow both of them on Instagram.