All hail Queen RaeLynn!
The 23-year-old The Voice alum is offering sage wisdom on her brand new single, "Queens Don't." In the music video, debuting exclusively on ET, below, RaeLynn sings about what it really means to be royalty while posing for a glamorous photo shoot.
"'Queens Don’t' is an empowerment anthem,” Rae says. “A ‘queen’ is any person who knows that they are royalty from the inside out regardless of where they came from. I wanted all my incredible friends and fans to remember that their self-worth shouldn’t be based on material things or other’s opinions, but rather the beauty and strength of your spirit. I hope this song inspires everyone who hears it – guy or girl, young or old – to be a queen and to never settle for people in your life that don’t see your true incredible worth.”
"The message in 'Queens Don't' feels incredibly timely to me," Rae adds.
"Working on a predominantly female-driven set for the video was a powerful energy, too. From my badass photographer and killer set designers and even video direction, there was a strong sense of inclusiveness and intention. I’ve been so inspired lately by the countless women and men who've had the courage to speak their truth and grow from what they've been through. Women supporting women, celebrating someone else’s achievements, people helping people through love while always being unique to who you are. That’s what it’s about. I hope this song inspires everyone who hears it across all walks of life to be a queen in their own way."
Five years after joining Team Blake Shelton on NBC's hit singing competition, RaeLynn released her debut album, WildHorse, in March of 2017, debuting at No. 1 on Billboard's country albums chart. Since then, the singer-songwriter has been nominated for New Female Vocalist at the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards and notched more than 200 million cumulative career streams.
"I truly believe in RaeLynn. She's not like anybody else that's ever been on country radio," mentor Shelton told ET last spring, calling her his "favorite" artist to ever work with on The Voice. "I think she's gonna have a huge impact on our genre. She's just now coming into her own as a songwriter, and I think the world is at her fingertips."
"Queens Don't" is RaeLynn's second new song release of 2018. Last month, she debuted the poppy "Festival" as part of her collaboration with TooFaced Cosmetics' Life's a Festival campaign.
Just last year, she inked a publishing deal with Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard as part of their Tree Vibez Music company.
"The way that they cater talent is super awesome and it's such a great place to be able to create music," she recently told ET, teasing that "a lot of my favorite women have inspired a lot of the music that I'm writing now."
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