THE UNIVERSE FEATURING RAY
Unique, yet hauntingly familiar. If Alanis Morissette and Kurt Cobain had a Janis Joplin love child.
THE UNIVERSE FEATURING RAY
The Universe Featuring Ray grew up listening to vinyl with her parents in their basement in Blenheim, Ontario; dancing, singing and writing lyrics. Listening to the likes of Bowie, Alice Cooper, PJ Harvey, Hole, XTC, Radiohead and many more. Ray has been honing her craft since she was a kid and is now ready to release a refined body of work entitled, "Co-Create"
Co-Create is a concept album with a wide range of sounds: heavy, indie, pop ballads, rock, acapella, and folk. Ray wrote, performed, and co-produced the album, while also working with various engineers, producers, and visual artists to create the vision in her mind. Working with the likes of Michael Hanson (Glass Tiger), Jose Contreras (By Divine Right), Ben Srokosz (GATTA Creative) as well as friends and local musicians.
The idea of Co-Create was to work with all different Canadian talents to create a mash of different sounds and styles. To take the concept farther, the title track, “Co-Create” is an acapella track that will be put up online for public download and encouraged for artists to use in any way they can imagine as part of a bigger collaborative initiative to connect our arts farther.
Ray’s fans and supporters are also integral co-creators, volunteering their time and talent but also contributing financially to Ray’s viral Go Fund Me campaign.
PRESS / REVIEWS
"There's an old show biz saying, "If you can't be good, be different" well, The Universe Featuring Ray is both good AND different! It starts with her name and runs through everything she does. Don't miss her!"
Music professor, Author, Songwriter, Founder of The Songwriters Association of Canada
Iconic Rock & Roll photographer; Bowie, Rolling Stones, Dylan, Beatles
"Creative, inventive. Ray has written, recorded and captured on video another perfect example of her performing art”
Juno Award winning songwriter, Glass Tiger, President of Radar Love Records
"Best Rock and Roll voice in the country as far as I’m concerned”
CHATHAM DAILY NEWS
Ian Phillips, Owner of Meteor, Windsor Ontario
"She's an absolute firecracker who is a consummate entertainer. She's so personable and such a stellar musician."
Colleen Watson, Blogger
"Her songs are soulful and poetic – these glimmering ballads that discuss love, life, and mental health, all conveyed in whimsical and vocally interesting ways. Ray does not shy from serious topics with layered meaning.
OPENING THE BOX
Rachelle Mecca, Blogger
“Her bold voice holds nothing back. Each performance of hers parks a sense of self-honesty that you feel like you should strive towards.”
Jim McKormick, Music Blogger
“There is no labelling Ray as an artist aside from funky, a Woodstock era free spirit and highly talented.”
Emily Stewart, Music Blogger
“Between painting the camera lens, discovering eyes floating in the forest, (the design of which she also uses in her merch) and wearing an outfit made up of stuffed animals, it’s clear the musician enjoys expressing herself through visual art as much as possible.”
MGMT: Ben Srokosz