Award-winning Chicago-based neo-soul R&B artist Raja-nee’ summons audiences to “Come Get This Love” in this, her fiery, romantic, and enticing new video and single.
The four-minute, 30 second-spanning tune features musicians John “The Saint” Morris and Wilfred romantic vocal phrases.
The romantic elements are not just reminiscent of some of the singer’s earliest material from back in the “Nenja” Frelix, and is driven by an undeniably funky, yet subtle bass track before its topped off with a steady, calming drum beat — all of which perfectly complements the soothing delivery of Raja-nee’’s day, but much of the music from the 1970s R&B scene too. ‘I’m patiently waiting for you to take me away from here,’ sings the veteran neo soul artist — born Renee Knott-Freeman — in the opening line. ‘It’s driving me crazy, anticipating how you’ll hold me so near.’
On top of Raja-nee’’s lust-filled and poetic lyrics, listeners are treated to the smooth sounds of a classic pop piano, which is layered with a plethora of buttery, bluesy guitar licks. The best part, perhaps? It’s only one taste of Raja-nee’’s forthcoming studio album, The Sovereign of 14742 — which drops this May.
Check out “Come Get This Love” on YouTube here:
On the concept of The Sovereign of 14742, Raja-nee’ revealed it’s a simple dedication to her mother and father. “14742 is the address of my childhood home,” she shares. “Out of nine children, I am the youngest and was deemed as spoiled … or the ‘Sovereign.’”
Raja-nee' began singing in church at the mere age of five. As an emerging talent, her voice was recognized by Marshall Thompson of Chicago’s infamous Chi-Lites, and his mentorship helped develop her craft and stage presence. She toured with the Chi-Lites, and recorded on their Just Say You Love Me album — with the hit-single "Eternity" garnering top spots on overseas radio stations.
Years later, after garnering much attention for herself, Raja-nee’ landed a production deal and auditioned with the super producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. That was what led to her solo breakout on A&M/Perspective records. Her debut reggae album featured hits such as: “Bitchism,” “Take Your Time,” and “Turn It Up” — which was featured on the official motion picture soundtrack for 1994’s hit movie, A Low Down Dirty Shame.
As well as being featured on various syndicated television shows and across the pages of numerous music magazines, Raja-nee’ has recorded with the late and legendary James Brown, and been awarded the coveted Chicago Home Jam Award.