Vilda Ray's “Fool in Love” is blissful abandonment [Video]

Los Angeles-based Alt-R&B artist Vilda Ray just dropped her new single and visuals for “Fool in Love.” The artist, originally from Guam, is known for taking stylistic cues from R&B, soul, and funk and is heavily influenced by artists such as Prince, N.E.R.D, and Chaka Khan to name a few. Ray’s approach to music provides her listeners with unique and introspective perspectives on life and romance for a highly emotive and relatable musical experience.

In “Fool in Love,” Vilda Ray reflects on unrequited love, desire, and longing for something that simply doesn’t exist. We’ve all been there before, wanting the one who just doesn’t want us back. In the song, Ray shares a relatable modern romance story full of lust, lies, and avoiding the truth. The artist further confides that the song is for “those who create fake scenarios of an unrealistic love in order to sleep at night. We have all played the fool in love, but some of us have been typecast in this role." Featuring an intoxicating blend of sounds, ranging from warm soulful vocals, a silky chorus and a flowy nostalgic R&B beat, the song radiates with passion, sultriness, and perpetuating honesty. Produced by DDidThat, the production elements nicely tie the song together for a fresh and evocative vibrancy from start to finish. In the accompanying visuals for “Fool in Love,” Ray is seen deep in her thoughts and with her partner as she faces the inner turmoil felt in her heart, eventually reaching the conclusion that she is better off alone.

Vilda Ray is a singer-songwriter who delivers bold, candid messages in an innovative and poetic way, paving the way for new R&B sounds to be heard. With this earnest approach to her songwriting, Ray effortlessly connects with her listeners for a vulnerable exchange of hidden truths and deep feelings.

Check out the new song and video for "Fool in Love" here and enjoy the bliss, even if it hurts in the end.

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