Laranah Phipps Ray & La Funkalicious will make you appreciate the Power Of Love with their uplifting new single — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Critically acclaimed for her unique blend of jazz, R&B, and Afrofuturism, Phipps Ray has continued a family tradition of boundary bending and barrier breaking. This multi-talented vocalist, songwriter, producer and influencer continues to deliver on her promise of groundbreaking and uplifting music with the release of her newest single. Boisterous yet humbling, her vocals nestle closely to a sonorous ensemble that complements her colorful timbre, providing a silky foundation for the entire production.
Teasing the release of her highly anticipated album release set for January 2023, Laranah brings her distinctive sound, phrasing, and storytelling to the table. Most noted for her “far from mainstream” scat-styling, five-octave range, improvisational facility, and volcanic grasp of groove, her voice is laced with a certain ancient richness and her instrument soars with a distinct yet familiar soul and power.
Born into the home of jazz legend Gene Phipps, she was introduced to music very early on. She received an unparalleled education in jazz and entertainment at a young age, laying the foundation for her high-energy performances, regal stage presence, and mesmerizing vocals today. She is married to renowned trumpeter Michael Ray of Sun Ra Arkestra, Kool & The Gang, Cosmic Krewe and more. Affectionately referred to as the Cosmic Couple, the duo consistently work with A-list artists. Their most recent collaborations feature famed saxophonist Marshall Allen of Sun Ra Arkestra on Mayan Temple, Kym Miller of Instant Funk on Covid-19, and Kevin Hearn of Barenaked Ladies on Hello Hello.