After fueling widespread anticipation among a growing fan base and tastemakers alike, buzzing genre disruptor Rence unveils his brand new EP “Fall” 2019.
Over the past month, “Darkside” and “I know” offered a glimpse at the scope of the artist’s vision, with the visual for “Darkside” being released earlier this week. That vision now fully crystallizes on the six-track project. “super sad” blurs the lines between emotive transmissions and buoyant grooves, while “You don’t wanna know me” tempers lush guitar and a hauntingly hypnotic hook. The finale “Darker” serves up a powerful and poetic denouement punctuated by synth nuances and vocal fireworks. Ultimately, Fall 2019 introduces Rence’s boundary breaking at the height of its power and provocation thus far.
He summed up Fall 2019 best by sharing, “The mood is darker—not necessarily because I’ve become darker, but because I have a dark side, and it’s been hanging around a lot lately. Basically, these songs are me going a little crazy. They were created while lost in myself and the world…feeling the weight of the world while still trying to keep a positive outlook that so many want from me.”
Right out of the gate, Rence’s 2019 single “Expensive” [feat. Noah Cyrus] made waves and turned heads. The song has over 3.5 million global streams, while the music video has amassed over 675K YouTube/VEVO views.
Sharing real life snapshots in song, Rence magnifies his personal perspective through a genre-less palette, bordering pop, alternative, electro, indie and hip-hop all at once, yet never dipping into one for too long. The Los Angeles-based artist, who was born in D.C., spent his formative teen years in Seattle and then moved to New York to attend NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, first allowed listeners to hear this irresistible inner monologue on his breakthrough independent project, Pink. The project’s lead single “Baby Blue” racked up over 4 million Spotify streams as his total tally approached 8 million. Along the way, peers such as Chelsea Cutler and Fletcher lent support as critical acclaim came from Hilly Dilly, Lyrical Lemonade, Ones To Watch, Elevator Magazine, and more. Tastemaker Zane Lowe handpicked “Ways To Go” as his “World Record” on Apple Music’s Beats 1.