Raja-nee’ summons audiences to Come Get This Love in her enticing new video and single — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The romantic elements are reminiscent of the award-winning Chicago soul-R&B veteran’s material from back in the day. ‘I’m patiently waiting for you to take me away from here,’ sings the veteran neo soul artist born Renee Knott-Freeman. ‘It’s driving me crazy, anticipating how you’ll hold me so near.’
On top of Raja-nee’s romantic 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? It’s only one taste of her forthcoming studio album The Sovereign of 14742, which drops this May. The title, she explains, is a 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 famed 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 single Eternity taking top spots on overseas radio stations. Years later, after garnering much attention for herself, Raja-nee’ landed a production deal and auditioned with the superproducers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Her debut reggae album featured hits such as Bitchism, Take Your Time and Turn It Up — the latter featured on the soundtrack for the 1994 movie A Low Down Dirty Shame. Raja-nee’ has also recorded with the legendary James Brown and been awarded the Chicago Home Jam Award.