RÊVE UNVEILS MAGNETIC NEW TRACK “SKIN 2 SKIN” PRODUCED BY PRODUCTION DUO BANX & RANX
13 AUGUST 2021 (TORONTO, ON) - Montréal-born, Toronto-based breakout artist Rêve returns with her tantalizing follow-up track “SKIN 2 SKIN” produced by Montreal production duo Banx & Ranx (Dua Lipa, Sia, Little Mix, Sean Paul). The captivating visuals directed by Adem Boutlidja, produced by Anthony Hachez, are out now.
The colourful pop/EDM track “SKIN 2 SKIN” arrives as Rêve’s second collaboration with Montréal production duo Banx & Ranx, who co-sign her to Universal Music Canada via their label 31 East. If “SKIN 2 SKIN”’s irresistible hooks seem familiar, it’s because it interpolates the same sample found in 1995 Worldwide #1 dance hit by The Bucketheads, “The Bomb (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind).” “The Bomb” is referred to by many as one of the best dance tracks of all time. Its original sound and melody stem from US band Chicago’s 1979 album track “Street Player”. This exciting nod to the 90s anchors Rêve’s music firmly in an era where a sense of intense liberty and eclecticism was found in its music, art, and culture.
“Skin 2 Skin is a song that celebrates sexual emancipation, self-discovery and acceptance,” said Rêve. “I think a lot of women are unfortunately criticized or shamed for vocalizing their sexual wants/desires, but this song is about finding the power in that and being unashamed to own who you are and what you need.”
Yet glamorous, dark, and surreal on the exterior, Rêve’s repertoire is profoundly thoughtful and emotional at its core. Coupling thought-provoking lyrics with melodies that will emotionally and physically move her audience, Rêve’s music reminds you to embrace the emotions and parts of yourself that you are taught to perceive as flaws in today’s world. After a year of sharing her soulful vocals by teasing mashups and original lyrics across TikTok and garnering over 59k fans and 564k likes, Rêve made her grand entrance in June 2021 via Universal Music Canada and Astralwerks, releasing “Still Dancing.” The major-label debut track garnered over 560K global streams, 165k views on the official music video and continues to climb. Stay tuned for much more to come from Rêve in 2021.
Montreal-born, Toronto-based singer-songwriter Briannah Donolo was discovered when her performance of the national anthem at a Canadiens de Montréal game sparked headlines across Toronto Sun, Journal de Montréal, and on socials like: “Unknown hot chick melted the fucking ice,” and “The Anthem Singer At B's Vs. Habs Just Became A SUPERSTAR.” The phone rang off the hook. Major labels, agents, sleazy impresarios all called with the same pitch – to transform Briannah into the perfect pop star. But Briannah was far from perfect, and the glass slipper broke before anyone got their fairy tale ending.
Instead, Briannah retreated to her hometown of Montréal, adopted the moniker “Rêve” (French for ‘dream’), embraced her imperfections, and started to map out her path as an artist going through growing pains. Parties and bars (both of which she would attend, then later perform at) centred around dancing and Dance music sparked inspiration and quickly, Rêve learned how a club transformed into heaven. As a result, she started writing honest songs with the intention to create the soundscape that lives in her mind: playful, pop, and R&B influenced dance music that draws its inspirations from the heydays of 90s sophisticated Euro sound.
When the global pandemic hit in 2020, Rêve refused to let the state of the world break her stride. Instead, she connected with Montréal-based production duo Banx & Ranx (Dua Lipa, Sia, Little Mix, Sean Paul) who she credits to encouraging her biggest creative turning point to date. Their partnership “signifies labour of love and a testament to what happens when you let go of inhibition and allow your artistry to know no bounds.”
Now based in Toronto, Rêve made her major-label debut in June 2021 via Universal Music Canada and Astralwerks, releasing "Still Dancing" the first collaboration with Montréal production duo Banx & Ranx, who co-sign her to UMC via their label 31 East. Rêve is here to remind us that life isn't perfect, but everyone should have a dream. You see - and hear - this loud and clear in Rêve's music, inspired by her unforgettable nights at Montréal clubs. Driven by honest storytelling and powerful yet sensual vocals, Rêve comes as one of this generation's most promising artists.
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