Rei is an artist from New Zealand who recently released The Bridge. His music is a mix of pop and hip-hop.
The album starts with “Present” and Rei sort of rides a similar theme to “Started From The Bottom” from Drake. On that note it's not a totally feed my ego type deal of how far I’ve come. He sings about being mindful and as the title implied present.
Up next is “Good Mood” which is definitely a good club thumper. He sings about his good mood and why he feels that why. There’s no philosophy behind it and it’s pretty straightforward. He’s hanging out with good friends and has plenty of drinks and food to keep the party going. That sounds good to me.
“Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” is another song that felt like it would work in a club late at night. The breakdown, builds and hooks are all there. “Too Easy (feat. Lion Rezz)” was one of the highlights. Rezz sounds great with Rei. Rei’s delivery sounds a little more relaxed on this song and I really liked how his vocal sounded.
“Fine Wine (feat. PT & bKIDD) is such a chill song that’s perfect for a lounge. It’s so smooth with very infectious hooks. As the album progresses Rei continues to showcase a lot of talent. The production is very well done and sounds contemporary. He questions wanting a wife on “Younger” while on “Instinct” he sings about his life on the road and how he makes decisions. Don’t miss the lush and motivational “Work In Progress (feat. EL Waves).
The Bridge is a very well done and professional sounding album. I think this album will appeal to a lot of people. Recommended.
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