Good vibes are strong with Rei So La’s ‘Joy’
REI SO LA is a Brisbane-based musician producer who has been, not at all quietly, pottering away his own unique blend of chill guitar-driven psych RnB. It may sound like a collision of genres because in reality it is, but it’s not performative, it’s not about the hype – it’s best summed up by his Soundcloud bio which is simply, ‘Thanks for stopping by’. Rei So La is chill but funky, fresh but offers up classic good vibes. He just wants you to have a boogie with ya sugar.
‘Joy’ is an aptly named and absolutely cruisey track. It floats like a warm breeze on a summer day, guided by careening guitars and swirling synths. The entire track fills you with an amazing sense of calm. It’s not showing off, it’s not trying to hammer a point; it’s an easy expression. Rei muses in a laid-back way, and with his smooth and soulful voice, his lyrics are earnest and lovelorn. It ultimately captures Rei So La’s vibe, as he just wants to make music people will enjoy hearing, not in a competitive or cooler-than-thou way – just good tracks for good days and nights.
Rei So La’s been pumping out tracks for some time, solo and in collaboration with others, recently putting out ‘Courtside’ with Charbel, a Sydney rapper for his Passion Fruit EP. Rei So La’s Soundcloud is a goldmine of chill live guitar and production, which can soundtrack the waning afternoon and the promise of an evening – check it out and keep updated with Rei So La as he humbly puts his grooves into the world.