Ray Hodge isn’t afraid to experiment in the world of pop with his latest single, “Betcha Can’t Do It Like Me.” The explosive anthem features a blend of pop, soul, and dance — taking influence from the sounds that enrich the New York native’s hometown of Jamaica, Queens. The latest track draws listeners in with its striking beat, Hodge’s gripping vocals and a melody that exudes confidence.
The recording artist shares in a statement:
“‘Betcha Can’t Do It Like Me’ is the first song I wrote that’s claiming myself and vibing on my own level. It’s about just going in my studio, no plans, and playing whatever comes to you. No matter how different or crazy. It’s about catching a vibe and shaping my sound. The song is just a run down of a random day in Jamaica Queens, NY. My friends and I just running around doing crazy sh-t and having fun expressing ourselves.”
Hodge also notes that the inspiration in the production of this track comes from childhood television shows such as Powerpuff Girls and pulls nostalgic themes from video games.
The track “I Am King” off of Ray Hodge’s Braveheart EP seemed to take on a life of its own, with its powerful vocal performance and message leading to the Oprah Network TV series Queen Sugar placing the song in a pivotal scene on the show. Since the release of his debut EP Braveheart, Ray has been hard at work crafting his forthcoming sophomore EP that will be released later this year.
Be sure to stream “Betcha Can’t Do It Like Me” on all DSPs today.