The glossy, empowering R&B track finds the London singer-songwriter reflecting on heartbreak and vengeance through some bittersweet storytelling lyrics.
It comes coupled with a lavish Labi-directed video viewable below and a statement from Ray detailing the inspiration behind the song:
“Lovesick is a revenge song. It’s about taking control and reclaiming your power after being disrespected in a relationship and getting even. I’m always trying to empower women not to take disrespect sitting down but to keep a distance from people who don’t make them feel good about themselves and boss up because success is the best revenge.
Discussing her forthcoming debut LP, due in 2021 via Island Records, she added: “It’s a big theme of not just this song but my overall debut album. Even me rapping on this song was me taking back control, as a black female artist in the UK there’s a lot less support all round, including in getting features from other artists. After finding it so difficult I just said fine forget that then, I can actually do a better verse than a lot of these guys.
“My rap verse might be a bit explicit but I’m not ashamed of that. Tables have turned. There’s a new wave of outspoken female artists who aren’t afraid to take full ownership of their sexuality and remind women that they are in control, and to only give their time to relationships that are valuable to them and make sure they are being cared for because a woman of value isn’t free and I co-sign that.”
Earlier in 2020, Ray BLK released Warrior, the lead single from the soundtrack for Sarah Gavron’s film Rocks.