Need a new track for your work out playlist?
Well Rei’s got just the tune. He wanted to make something that gets you moving, helping you fight off any covid anxiety by getting your blood pumping. With his signature tongue-in-cheek lyrics, you might even smile at the same time.
‘Sweat’ follows up the success of Rei’s new Te Reo album ‘Hoea’ (released June 26th). The track features Rei’s good friend and frequent collaborator Tāne aka Tane Williams, well known for playing Ali on Shortland Street. ‘Sweat’ is the latest single from Rei’s upcoming english album due for late 2020 release.
2020 has been a difficult time for artists, but Rei has kept himself busy. He featured on the #1 lockdown track ‘Stay’’ as well as making various content for Māori TV, live streams for Hallensteins, his own ‘Tutu Tuesdays’ live songwriting sessions and even made 3 music videos.
One was a comedy track called ‘Miss My Homies’ with Mikey Mayz and Tane The Forest Kid. Another was ‘Rāpeti’, a cheeky track about his super busy summer of touring… And his dance track Holy Hecka has also taken off in the NZ dance community, spawning multiple dance videos on social media. All of this from the comfort of his Waterview whare. Oh yeah, and his Spotify just clocked over 5 million streams...
And Rei has been kind enough to let us premiere his latest music video for "Sweat ft. Tāne", which you can check out up top!