Just ahead of launching her North American tour with Omar Apollo this month, Chicago-born and Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter Ravyn Lenae shares a new live rendition of the lead single “Skin Tight” from her critically-acclaimed debut album HYPNOS, out now via Atlantic Records. The new version of the song comprises an intimate stripped-down performance showcasing Ravyn’s vocal range alongside an official visualizer and arrives closely following her recent installment of A COLORS Show where she performed “Inside Out” and her collaboration with Doechii for the remix of her Kaytranada-produced track “Xtasy.”
Ravyn’s aforementioned debut HYPNOS has proven to be one of the year’s most celebrated albums with more than 16 national publications including the project on their Best Albums of 2022 lists. Among the praise for the body of work, Pitchfork described the album as revering “the musical icons before her in ways that show just how ready she is for her own turn” when awarding it Best New Music. Featured artists and producers on the album include Kaytranada, Steve Lacy, Luke Titus, Monte Booker, Smino, Foushee, Phoelix, Mereba, Teo Halm and IAMNOBODI. Following the album’s release, Lenae performed for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert as the first artist to tape for the series in the NPR offices since they closed in spring of 2020. Watch HERE
After opening for Erykah Badu in her Chicago hometown last month, Lenae will continue her banner year by joining Omar Apollo on a North American tour this fall, kicking off on October 21. The 23-date run includes stops in Houston, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Nashville, and Brooklyn before wrapping up in Toronto on November 29th. Tickets available HERE.
Listen to and watch the live version of “Skin Tight” above, check out full tour routing below and stay tuned for more from Ravyn Lenae coming soon.