14 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This Cincinnati-raised singer/songwriter isn’t missing a beat. After getting shine on a 2012 singing competition show, Ray has dropped the pop artifice and gotten back to his R&B roots. Platinum Fire is just that: Ray’s fragrant, supple voice fills the room (see “With or Without”), over a production that's smoky, street-savvy, and heavy on atmosphere and mystery. Ray recruits Ty Dolla $ign, DRAM, Childish Major, SiR, Terrace Martin, and YG for cameos, boosting the head-nod factor.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This Cincinnati-raised singer/songwriter isn’t missing a beat. After getting shine on a 2012 singing competition show, Ray has dropped the pop artifice and gotten back to his R&B roots. Platinum Fire is just that: Ray’s fragrant, supple voice fills the room (see “With or Without”), over a production that's smoky, street-savvy, and heavy on atmosphere and mystery. Ray recruits Ty Dolla $ign, DRAM, Childish Major, SiR, Terrace Martin, and YG for cameos, boosting the head-nod factor.

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