South East London R&B Singer Raelle Finds Solace Amidst Heartbreak On “Sundown”

There’s nothing quite like heartbreak to inspire good songwriting. It’s rough in the moment, but as South East London singer-songwriter Raelle has found, there are positives to be found, particularly in the post-breakup period of reflection.

Take her latest single, “Sundown”, for example. It’s a cathartic exploration of what went wrong, but it’s far from self-pitying. Instead, through bursts of colourful jazz arrangements, upbeat melodies and a stoic understanding of her own self-worth, Raelle manages to find peace in the knowledge that although she loved that person, they never valued the relationship. In her words, she’s managed to separate the lead from gold and move on to a better future without them.

When speaking about ‘Sundown’, Raelle says, “Sundown is a metaphor for closing a chapter or losing something or someone that you love, but may not have loved you the same. The feeling is bittersweet because in the moment you feel like your world is ending, but you’re still finding a way to feel positive. The song is also a reflection of my past relationship. When I was in it I was promised the world, but looking on it retrospectively they were all lies. So it’s a song about analysing the past and realising you are better off without them, and you are stronger without them. Although you feel sad right now and like your world is ending, it’s not always going to be like that. Things will get better. Sun goes down, but it also comes back up again.”

Ahead of the official release of “Sundown” on October 9, hit play exclusively below.

Words: James Keith

Posted on October 08, 2020