Premiere: Reija Lee continues to thrive in solo format with new single, Something True
Following on from her debut solo single Love Nobody last year, the Perth musician soars and soars with her latest.
WA-based musician Reija Lee has always been somewhat of a flag-flyer for the WA electronic scene, whether it be with her good friend and ex-collaborator Kito (as Kito & Reija Lee), or as a guest vocalist and top-liner on tracks by Shockone, Zeds Dead, Paces and more. Last year, however, she broke out with her own solo project under her own name, working with a more pop-centric sound with Love Nobody - a "huge, neon-drenched slice of 80s synth-pop" that completely won us over from the get-go. "I feel like no one knows the real Reija Lee and this is it," she said when we interviewed on her on the track post-release. "It was just time for me to do something for me, where I can make the kind of music I’m most passionate about, and have complete control."
There was never any doubts of Reija Lee being a one-trick pony considering her position as one of our electronic scene's most visible members, but coming in hot with a new track premiering today, it's evident that Reija is truly in her element when she's on her own. Arriving ahead of a national tour supporting Luke Million, her new single Something True is a glitzy, bubblegum-leaning pop jam that shines with the polish of some of pop music's cult-adored, combining a bright and confidence-oozing topline with another synth-driven production that proves the perfect backing for Reija's soaring glide. Following on from the self-love themes of her debut, the new track is for "when you've worked on yourself, sorted your shit out, and you're finally ready to be with someone," she says, before reiterating her excitement to break boundaries and burst out the gates as a solo musician. "I'm so excited to be releasing more solo music - when you're constantly writing and performing and doing everything else that comes with being an independent artist, you forget that no one hears all the demos that you know, no one sees what’s happening behind the scenes... so I'm really happy to finally be able to share the next chapter in the Reija Lee story. There is so much more to come!"
Listen to the track below:
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