Hailing from New Zealand’s North Island, rising hip-hop star Rei has long been flying the flag for a fusion of hip-hop and contemporary R&B music coming out of Aotearoa. With three studio albums to his name, Rei is at home when creating music that is unashamedly honest and individual in its crafting and delivery. As 2020 winds its way towards its (long-awaited) completion, Rei gears up for his new chapter, kick-started by the release of his new single, ‘Borderline’.
As 2020 winds its way towards its (long-awaited) completion, Rei gears up for his new chapter, kick-started by the release of his new single, Borderline.
A bright slice of music that sees Rei lean into pop melodies while tight beats and easy-to-vibe production drive the arrangement throughout, Borderline is catchy and representative of Rei’s fun and confident nature.
“I wrote and produced this song one Saturday night when I was feeling a little lonely, wanting to be with someone but also frustrated at my reluctance to commit to another relationship. It’s also just a fun song, about embracing the casualness of some relationships. Not everything has to be all lovey dovey and serious. Sometimes we need to go through a few casual things to be ready for something more serious. And that’s what this song is all about. Embracing the casual, but also kinda missing that past love.” Rei