Nicole Rayy – Five Questions With

Nicole Rayy releases her new summer anthem, “Last Ones Up”

Canadian country artist Nicole Rayy is back with her newest single, “Last Ones Up.” The song features Nicole’s powerhouse vocals and is an anthem for all those night owls who are the last ones to leave the party.

On writing the new song, Nicole shares:

I have never been the queen of writing the party song, because I always wanted to share music that I am really emotionally connected to. I was never sure how to strike the balance between true to me and a fun good time song. After staying up all night with some friends, for the thousandth time in my life, I was inspired and came up with the title “Last Ones Up”. I was so excited to take it to the writing team of “Feels Like Yesterday” (David Madras and Matt Teed) to write a party song that truly feels like me. And whether you are always a night owl or you’ve only done it once I think we can all relate to being the last ones up. I hope this can be your new party anthem!

“Last Ones Up” follows Nicole’s previous single, “House of Cards,” which garnered over 400,000 streams on Spotify alone.

I know I’m ready for the full album, but until then, check out “Last Ones Up” below and learn more about Nicole Rayy via our Five Questions With segment.

What have you been up to since our last chat?

Busy as ever! I have been working on lots of new music. I actually just finished recording the last song for my new album. This album will include my previous singles like “Broken Boys and “Sad Song” and some more brand-new material that hasn’t been heard yet!

Tell us a bit about your most recent release.

I have never been the queen of writing the party song because I always wanted to share music that I am really emotionally connected to. I was never sure how to strike a balance between true to me and a fun, good-time song. However, staying up late at a party is something I really relate to and felt I could craft into a party song. After staying up all night with some friends, for the thousandth time in my life, I was inspired and came up with the title “Last Ones Up.” I was so excited to take it to the writing team of “Feels Like Yesterday” (David Madras and Matt Teed) to write a party song that truly feels like me. I feel like everyone has had that experience at least once in their life where they stay up the latest at a party. I hope this can be everyone’s new late-night anthem.

Where do you tend to pull inspiration from when writing?

In my real life, Sometimes I wish I was better at writing songs from a more outside perspective, but for me, it comes naturally to write about my own experiences. I have always thought about my songs as like pages from a diary. Growing up, the thing I loved most about music was how it made me feel less alone. I like writing about my real life in the hopes that it makes my listeners feel less alone too, when they are going through similar experiences.

Do you have any upcoming shows or festivals you’d like to tell us about?

I am gearing up for my own festival, HarmoniaFest. For those that don’t know, HarmoniaFest is an all-female festival I created three years ago to bring more support to female Canadian country artists. I am excited to say I am busy preparing for our third annual festival. It will take place at Brooks Farms in Uxbridge on August 20th and includes a fabulous female lineup including Cadence Grace, Genevieve Fisher, and MORE!

What’s your goal for 2022?

My goal each year is to always connect with more fans and make better music! I am really looking forward to this release, “Last Ones Up,” as well as the other new songs I have recorded that my fans haven’t heard yet. I really believe this is my best music yet, and I am very excited to get it out there to connect further with my fans. It is also very important to continue my efforts to create more opportunities for female artists. I actually have a big announcement coming soon for a very cool showcase I am putting on during this year’s CCMA week that will support all female artists.

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