Drawing on blue-eyed soul and R&B as her forté, Rita Ray is a composer and singer known for her powerful yet touching voice. Hailing from a small town in Estonia called Põlva, Ray graduated from Georg Ots Tallinn Music College in pop-jazz singing and is currently obtaining a jazz singing degree in the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.
Glide is thrilled to premiere “Love Ain’t the Same” from Rita Ray. Existing in a world colored with low-end warmth, Ray brings a husky and rich vocal presentation that sounds classically bygone. An anthem for love lost and heartbreak, shaded with searing violin lines, “Love Ain’t the Same” is a dialed-in and concise effort that sounds as if Dusty Springfield jammed with Linda Rondstandt.
“Love Ain’t The Same” is pretty different from what I’ve written before. I guess at that point my influences were laid in country, indie pop and symphonic soul. I personally think that the last one describes it the best. That’s why the most interesting part was to arrange the string section and to record it in the legendary Estonian Radio’s 1st Studio, where all the greatest records were made. This song guides the atmosphere of the whole upcoming album. For me, it’s taking the next step in producing and arranging for string orchestra. I am so thrilled to release the song and hopefully the listeners will love it as much as I do,” says Ray.