Indo-Canadian Hip-Hop artist Reyn, releases debut single with ICONYK

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Reyn, an Indo-Canadian Hip-Hop artist, has released his debut single Gone – part of a five-track EP ‘Wabi-Sabi’ produced by ICONYK, a.k.a Nikhil Malik the Mumbai/LA based pop-rap artist & producer.

Reyn’s debut single “Gone” is a commentary on how people try to move on from heartbreak. This is best elucidated in the second half of the single when it becomes obvious that people can create facades, but ultimately have a lot of difficulties moving on from one another. It also speaks on how substance abuse can be a direct causal byproduct of a bad ending to something that was once delicate and sweet. The title “gone” then, refers to both the absence of someone as well as a mind brought about by attempting to fill that void with alcohol and drugs.

Raised in Montreal, Canada Reyn developed a deep connection to hip-hop at an early age and started writing rhymes in high school. His love for the genre grew as he became increasingly attracted to the culture that permeated through the music. While ‘Wabi-Sabi’ is his first foray in the public spectrum, he recorded his first mixtape in 2011 and has been relentlessly honing his craft. His journey includes extended stays in Chicago in 2015 and 2016, where he worked with several leading recording artists, producers and engineers at the Chicago Recording Company. Stylistically truthful and raw, his debut EP can be described as a brooding commentary on his individual growth – an atmospheric listening experience that is best described as an ‘experiential playlist’. The hard-hitting arrangements and bars denote several influences from both modern and throwback rap. ICONYK a.k.a Nikhil Malik is a Mumbai/LA based pop-rap artist & producer. His international cultural sensibilities allows him to work on his music from a truly unique perspective. His kaleidoscopic vision lends the mix a unique sonic landscape, fusing the elements of radio-pop with Hip Hop, Chill, Rap and R&B. He recently released his debut single Fallin’ in collaboration with UpsideDown. Fallin’ got featured in Spotify’s major international playlists.

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