Introducing Brooklyn synthpop singer-songwriter Reigen and his current release “Smoke Drink Party”
by Christopher Smith
Reigen Miller, known as Reigen, is a singer-songwriter-producer based in Bushwick, Brooklyn who creates memorable heart-driven synthpop. His music features cinematic lyrics, eclectic electronic beats and smooth, bright vocals and has been featured on over 40 music sites including Hype Machine blogs Son of Marketing and Sodwee and called “infectiously catchy“, “heavenly“, and “magnetically inviting“. Guided by interests in the history of pop music, extensive wikipedia-ing, and his own imagination, Reigen’s blend of musical influences, most clearly new wave, disco, RnB and current top 40 radio.
His recent house inspired single “Rollin” was described by Tom Robinson of BBC Radio 6 as ‘gorgeous, poised vocals over a gossamer production’. His ‘heavenly’ vocals and ‘left field’ production in songs like Rollin and laid-back track Weekend have earned global attention from Clash Magazine, HighClouds, PopMuzik, Wolf in a Suit, BronxnetTV, OUTtv, Son of Marketing and many more.
He released a cover of The Cranberries’ “Dreams” in late 2017, weeks before the passing of Dolores O’Riordan, a tribute to her epic talent and timeless inspiration.
He’ll be releasing a series of singles throughout 2018, starting with the emotional “How To Make Love” which debuted on Popmatters, saying ‘remarkable lyrics speak to the vexing questions of the day as the world grapples with difference of many stripes and global political instability.
Of his work, Reigen says ‘love stories and hook up stories are a way to escape and renew and others are my road to healing.’
Wishing you all the best Reigen, you got it!