Soulful powerhouse RaRa (formerly Raquel Reno) is set to release her highly anticipated single ‘Sweet Hurricane’ (Listen Here). Her new release is poised to transport listeners back to the golden era of the 1960s, reminiscent of classic divas such as Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield and Whitney Houston.

‘Sweet Hurricane’, co-written with chart-topping songwriting partners Emily Phillips and Ant Whiting, delves into the tumultuous dynamics of a toxic relationship. RaRa explains, “Sweet Hurricane is about the tension between two lovers leading up to an argument. There’s an awkwardness when you both want to get something off your chest. Despite the chaos, there’s an element of enjoying that volatility in love, much like a hurricane.”

RaRa is known for her rich, southern soul-inspired sound. With a global journey that has taken her from Cheltenham to China, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Nashville and Memphis, RaRa draws from a diverse range of influences. Her co-writing collaborations include the likes of John Fortis (Ellie Goulding), Paul O’Duffy (Amy Winehouse), Ant Whiting (John Newman) and James Reynolds, who has worked with artists such as Dua Lipa and Paloma Faith.

RaRa has recorded tracks and created new material with Grammy Award Winning Producer Lawrence ‘Boo’ Mitchell (Record Of The Year) as well as with ‘Hi Rhythm Section’ (known for their work with Al Green) as her studio band at the esteemed Royal Studios in southern Memphis.

RaRa has previously performed on The James Whale Show on Talk TV as well as The Shooting Stars Ball including her song ‘Glitter’ appearing on BBC One National TV. In 2022, she graced the stage at The Variety Club Showbusiness Awards alongside Beverley Knight, Katherine Jenkins, and Gary Barlow, hosted by Amanda Holden.

After recently transitioning from being under management to becoming an independent artist Rara is determined to take control of her music career. She established her own record label, Reno Records and has learnt and developed within the business side of the industry. RaRa is set to make new waves in the soul scene with her latest single.

‘Sweet Hurricane’ is out on all streaming platforms now.

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