rei brown is a New York-based, Japanese-American producer and artist whose music edges on captivating indie pop, alternative electronic, and lo-fi R&B. Debuting in 2014, he's since released a handful of independent EPs and singles that have solidified his stance as a front runner in the global bedroom pop movement.
Influenced by architecture, fashion, film, art, and more, the eclectic producer launched his life in music at a young age, beginning with music classes in elementary school and later graduating to band and choir in middle school and high school.
After relocating from Kobe, Japan, to Boston in 2011 to study singing/songwriting at Berklee College of Music, rei began to self-release his original music, first releasing his songs on SoundCloud as raybaboon in 2013. He independently released his debut EP, ‘raybaboon,’ in 2014, which today counts +28M collective streams.
Formally switching monikers in 2014, he’s released a number of breakout projects as rei brown, including the 2016 EP ‘Lungs,’ the 2017 double-single "i feel so cold" (MANIMAL VINYL/+10M streams) and the two-part ‘Lovers’ EP series. To date, rei counts +80M cross-platform streams.
Across 2020, rei will be releasing a series of brand-new singles, including the lo-fi alternative pop track "Islands" and the airy piano pop ballad "Honest" the latter produced by Diamond Pistols. After touring together in 2019, rei will reunite with Japanese chart-topping R&B singer Joji on his sophomore album, ‘Nectar’ (July 2020).