Raydeo Shares New Single “Love Me Not” Along with Visuals for “Smile Pills”
Raydeo returns with the release of his single “ Love Me Not ”– as a follow up to his last music video “Smile Pills”. As the title track of the EP, “Love Me Not” operates as the emotional crux and inspiration for the full project. On the single, the listener hears how Raydeo navigates the fuzzy warm feelings of a new romance while ignoring the early signs of what would later become a failed relationship. Heartfelt lyrics are layered over a 90’s Hip Hop beat bringing the listener a sense of nostalgia, relatable to anyone who’s ever experienced a breakup. “Love Me Not” reintroduces Raydeo as an artist with a newly found sense of self and brings fans an authentic sound. Raydeo describes how he made the song saying, “One instrumental just hit my soul and gave me a complete vision of what had happened between the person I was with and it made me want to spill out all the words to better describe how much it really broke me. I was in such a dark corner that all I could do was write. By the time it hit three in the morning,
the track was complete. I showed it to my manager and he simply said wow!” Addressed by industry innovators like Kendrick Lamar for being a “day one” fan, Raydeo continues to see music as a true form of expression. Born and raised in Washington Heights to Dominican parents, Raydeo says that music gives him the chance to paint with his words and authentically connect with his fans. Raydeo describes this EP as a therapeutic experience saying, “Music has made a huge impact on my life and has become a major aspect of how I perform selfcare. It’s saved me from being in negative spaces both mentally and physically. Through sound I’m able to share my experiences and make noise for others who might be going through the same things.” Stay tuned for the next upcoming full-length album, MANIAC.