Araya is a singer from NYC who straddles a fine line between indie musician and R&B heartthrob. The talent has been blowing up this year, surpassing even his own dreams tenfold and garnering over 2 million listeners on Spotify this year. In anticipation of his sophomore album Atlas coming out next year, he dropped the single “Blue” last week.
“Blue” is a vibe-heavy jam that has a flowy alternative R&B feel. Araya tugs on your heartstrings as he toys with his admiration growing for someone and wondering if they are the one or if they are a waste of time. His soft, delicate voice melts you, and his poignant rap verses put you right in your feelings, and the soulful electric guitar beneath it just seals the deal.
You can listen to the track below, and watch the lovely music video, which is just the right amount of cutesy and cheesy. Enjoy!