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Love Ain't The Same

by Rita Ray

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Freshest breath of air on the scene, Rita Ray treats cinematic soul lovers to her latest single “Love Ain’t The Same”. Out digitally via Funk Embassy Records, this is the first release since her début LP. With songwriting this brilliant, melancholy is made enjoyable. Orchestral arrangements by Ms. Ray take the composition to new heights, as she led the recording of an 11-piece string section at the legendary Estonian Radio’s 1st Studio, that's operating since the 1950s. In partnership with the Solid Gold Sound production crew, the classic R&B style gets an authentic treatment. Prominent baritone guitar adds a hint of souther soul to the mix.

“Lush, smooth as silk and emotionally raw. Music to my ears.”
- Shawn Lee, Soho Radio.
“Beautiful songwriting and sweet motownesque arrangements.”
- Misha Panfilov, composer-producer.



Fallin' in love so easy
Dying to find your sweetie
Your drugs are hardcore
You're into your whore
I already know that she's always on hold

Finding it hard to believe that
Life treats you hard if your mean rat!
Ain't it too good?
You're already screwed
Makin' a tune about this feels good

But now you’re
Staying alone tonight
Lookin’ to find someone
Filling the void
Trying to avoid
Of being a Freud
But your mask is off You

Look in your eyes when you're creepin'
You think I'm still blind that you're cheatin'
You're still just the same
You're playing your games
Maybe you could forget my name

Love ain't the same
Love ain't the same

But now you’re
Staying alone tonight
Lookin’ to find someone
Filling the void
Trying to avoid
Of being a Freud
But your mask is off You


released March 13, 2021
Music credits:
Rita Ray – composer, lyrics, lead vocals, backing vocals, string orchestra arrangement, tambourine
Kristen Kütner – acoustic guitar, baritone guitar, electric guitar
Jasper Alamaa – bass guitar
Ott Adamson – drums

Kristjan Rudanovski – violin
Toomas Hendrik Ellervee – violin
Marianne Leibur – violin
Marelle Kivinukk – violin
Karmen Urb – violin
Laura Klesment – violin
Ann Mäekivi – viola
Katreen Ristmets – viola
Anna-Helena Inno – viola
Paul-Gunnar Loorand – cello
Kristian Plink – cello

Andres Olema – string ensemble recording engineer
Algis Pauljukaitis – string ensemble recording assistant
Martin Laksberg – sound engineer, mixing engineer
Jörgen Hermaste – mastering engineer

Record label: Funk Embassy Records


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Rita Ray Tallinn, Estonia

Blue-eyed soul and R&B as her forte, Rita Ray is a young singer and composer from Estonia known for her powerful yet touching voice.

About debut LP "Old Love Will Rust"
“Rock solid and soulful.” - Shawn Lee (multi-instrumentalist, producer and presenter at Soho Radio)
"Best ever soul-album from Estonia." - Vaiko Eplik (composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer)
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