Talented singer/songwriter/MC REY doesn’t put out music until it’s perfected. That’s why his latest song, and our newest premiere ‘Hold Me Back’ sounds as good as it does. He kept me in the loop in the entire process, sharing demos and different versions until he was completely happy with this final version. I typically can’t get through songs over 4 minutes (attention span/21st century) but Hold Me Back flew by. Rey’s vocals are heavenly, and songwriting impeccable. You have nothing to looe by adding it to Spotify or Apple Music, so do so now. Trust me.
Why did you get into music initially?
When things go south, I write what I feel. Writing lyrics is what got me into music. Child & Adult hood was quite the adventure, rough patches in different areas of my life. I wanted people to know what I’m about and I needed to vent more without having to tell a person face to face. This is my therapy it always has been, I can’t stress that enough.
What are your earliest memories with music and hip hop?
Which rappers were you listening to at an early age?
Do you remember the first rap you wrote?
Let’s get into your music. I’ve enjoyed it since you sent it to me awhile back. I even posted one of your records on FFD. For the readers who don’t know, what have you released so far?
I released my first track 2015 I believe. Only a few songs have been actually released but I love them all they are so important to me. Mostly singles and a 3 song EP. Ive been happy with my views and feed back. A whole lot of music saved and hidden.. Like a lot. I have a lot to prove and show. People really don’t know what’s in store they have seen nothing yet.
Do you feel that you’ve grown as an artist? If yes, how?
How do you feel about the hip hop scene in your area?
Is there anyone you heavily fuck with in the underground?
How would you describe your style as an artist? Are there instrumentals you gravitate towards most?
Do you like other genres? Have they influenced you at all?
What do you hope to achieve with your music?
You gave me a chance to listen to an upcoming track that’s fire. Any hints on that?
As always thank you for the love! It’s important you know the contexts of the song especially since this is my fun side of music. This single is called “Hold Me Back.” This is my fantasy land that I live in everyday. I day dream about happiness and wealth everyday because it’s something that ain’t all the way there yet. This is me saying “ Hey, i know I can get distracted but I promise I work hard and this is what I’m going to provide for the industry.” I want y’all to have fun and rock out to this one. SELF LOVE FIRST.
Any last thoughts?