Get ready for Ria Mae, she has a sound that is full of UK swag!


Halifax born Ria has been in the studio with fellow East Coast native Classified. Classified, is of course the JUNO award winning rapper who’s influenced legions of fans and collaborated with hip hop heavyweight B.o.B. He produced her latest single “Clothes Off”!

Classified says “Really feeling what Ria is up to… I think what we came out with is something original and really fresh sounding and I’m really excited to see what people think.” Not too bad at all. Brooklyn synth pop band Great Good Fine Ok even did a remix of her song “Clothes Off”!

She recently made a trip to Brighton, England where she was joining a Nettwerk writing camp. No doubt we’ll soon be hearing the fruits of their labour! Not only that, she recently did an interview on pop culture supersite

Canada has proven in recent years it can more than compete with the USA when it comes to hip hop and alternative music. Artists like Drake, The Weeknd & Classified have all seen huge success internationally. With such high profile support there is little doubt Ria Mae is on her way to the top. This week she’s released her much anticipated music video! It was premiered on MUCH Music!

Here’s what CBC Music had to say!

“With raw lyrics, a bluesy voice, and provocative melodies, it is no surprise that Mae has been making waves in the Canadian music scene since releasing her debut album “Under Your Skin” in 2011. “

See for yourself right here!


Essential Info:

Artist: Ria Mae

Single: Clothes Off

Must Listen: Clothes Off

Support from: Sony Music Canada, Classified, CBC

File Next To: Amy Winehouse, Gnarls Barkley, Tori Kelly

Buy the Clothes Off single on iTunes

Follow Ria Mae: 

Twitter: @riaisawake

Instagram: @riaisawake