An infectious guitar-driven energy tingles in ‘COCOA’, the latest track by Hyogo-born singer Rei to crop up from the SPACE SHOWER MUSIC channel. Bilingual in English and Japanese, she spent her childhood in New York, and it is clear that the rock and blues traditions of America have a lasting influence on Rei’s songwriting. The track’s jangling guitars, electrifying riffs that shout ‘vintage’, pulsating drums, Rei’s razor-sharp vocals and bright synth hits blend together to create a musical sensation hard to resist.
- Rei’s mini album ORB will be released on September 21st.
© Isaku Takahashi