In December 2018, Rei’s single ‘Good Mood’ hit #1 on the Spotify United States Viral Chart, beating out Ariana Grande’s hit ‘thank u, next’ for the top spot. It also charted on the UK, Canada and NZ viral playlists, gaining over 1.4 million streams.
Rei is stoked to follow this up with a brand new RnB ballad, ‘Younger’. In this track, Rei explores the highs and lows of getting older, ultimately encouraging people to live their lives to the fullest while they can. With Post Malone and Khalid influences, ‘Younger’ is cementing Rei’s place at the forefront of urban pop in NZ.
‘Younger’ also drops in the middle of Rei’s busy summer tour schedule, playing shows across the country from Dunedin in the South to Auckland and Coromandel in the North. He has played to thousands of people, including a packed party at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
‘Younger’ was produced by Rory Noble, with additional production from Rei and platinum-credited producer D. Love. It was also mixed and mastered by Chris Chetland (who has mastered Dua Lipa and Bebe Rexha).
With 3 Māori Music Awards, 2 NZ Music Awards nominations a #1 iTunes Hip Hop album and
a #1 iTunes World music album Rei is definitely making a name for himself in the music industry.
He also co-won Best Emerging Manager at the 2018 MMF Awards.
‘Younger’ is the latest single from Rei’s upcoming 3rd album, due for release June 2019.