Los Angeles-based “evoca-pop” artist R E L is providing quite the ambiance for our 2019 via her track “Nanagrams”. The accompanying visual utilizes a contrast of light and dark to bring both an ethereal aesthetic to the project, as well as a sense of struggle. The struggle itself stems from the artist’s personal struggle with an eating disorder, something she is very upfront and honest about. Through her music, she provides healing energy for both herself and others who struggle with health issues.
“Music has the power to heal,” expands R E L. “I developed anorexia at a very young age (7). It permeated my life through my sophomore year of college. The struggles I faced affect many women, and men. Side A is about the first stage of healing – facing the problem, hitting a low. I’ve developed the EVOCAPOP project in three “sides”, so I can address each phase of healing as its own story & as part of a bigger story. Self love is the first step towards happiness, towards peace.”
R E L’s vocals convey a calming presence, perhaps her first step toward that peace, something that continually makes us feel at ease with each new play of the track.
Keep up with R E L here.