Reyna Roberts Debut Firey Sassy New Single “Raised Right” (Review)
Reyna Roberts is a rising singing and songwriting superstar who was born in Alaska and raised in both Alabama and California. In 2014, Roberts released her first single, “Lying to Myself,” and two years later, she released “The Beginning” as her debut EP. Since she was 18, she has been working with a world-renowned vocal coach who has trained her since she was a youngster. A songwriting camp led Roberts to meet her managers, and in 2020 she moved to Nashville permanently; the rest is history.
In addition to joining CMT’s 2021 Next Women in Country class along with the likes of Ashland Craft, Tenille Arts, Brittney Spencer, and more, Roberts continues to make a name for herself in country music. On August 27th, she released her new single, “Raised Right.”.
Musicians recognize Roberts’ ability to seamlessly blend musical influences to create memorable country songs. As country songs don’t have to be a one-size-fits-all style to be good, “Raised Right” celebrates how not being raised right doesn’t mean a person fits into a box. Throughout her songwriting, Roberts talks about her upbringing and how it helped shape who she is today.
“Say what you mean, mean what you say, take your secrets to the grave. I grew up that way and I wouldn’t change one damn thing.”
Robbie Roberts’ powerful, well-trained vocals add a wonderful blend of country twang and pop influences to the chorus. Anyone can relate to this chorus, which celebrates different pieces of the puzzle that make up human beings.
“I’m a little bit of whiskey in my sweet teeth. I’m a little bit of city in my country. A little hell yeah in my hallelujah. I know I ain’t always ladylike, but I know how to turn up on a Saturday night ‘cause I was baptized in the neon light. I got a little bit of wrong in my raised right.”
Tracks like this are easy to listen to on repeat and are highly crafted and fun to sing along with. The work and dedication Roberts puts into her craft have helped her fine-tune it into a never-miss hit. A rising star to watch, she has already established herself.