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R E L presents her new single “Surgery”
New single from Los Angeles EVOCAPOP artist R E L. Entitled “Surgery” the stunning single focuses on overcoming anorexia, body dysmorphia and eating disorders and most of all it’s an anthem for self love and acceptance.
R E L reveals, "Music can heal. I've chosen to make a 3-side album to address each phase of healing as its own story & as part of a bigger story. I developed anorexia at a very young age (7) & struggled with it for many years. Side A tells the story of a first stage of healing – facing the problem, realizing you’ve been hurting yourself. Self compassion is the first step towards peace.”
R E L has amassed over 2 million Spotify streams and nearly a million YouTube views.
R E L describes her music as EVOCA-POP – a genre the 23 yr old singer-songwriter created in 2016…music that makes you think and feel. R E L released a crowd-funded debut EP in 2015 called r.e.l., which garnered notable praise from music bloggers, industry and fans. The young independent artist has amassed over 2 million Spotify streams and nearly a million Youtube views. "Surgery" is the first single release from EVOCAPOP, a 3-side visual album. It's about love - self compassion & healing. Surgery is the 3rd track on Side A; the song is co-written w Will Everett & prod by ADHD, mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound.
R E L has played shows in LA and SF since putting out her debut project including Peppermint Club, Dirty Laundry, the Satellite & The Mint, BMI’s Acoustic Lounge, Chris Douridas (KCRW) & MFG’s School Night at the Bardot, Nitelight Sunset Strip, Writer's Block & Echo Park Rising.
Previous premieres & features by Wonderland Magazine, Atwood Magazine, Blah Blah Blah Science, Ones to Watch, Huffington Post, PopMatters, Acid Stag, IMPOSE Magazine, Apeiron, Hilly Dilly, Baeble Music, Vents Magazine, LOVEPIE, Crack in the Road, Drunken Werewolf & Killing Moon
Over 1 million streams of "Plateau" & over 2 million Spotify streams. "A Little Bit Sometimes" added to Spotify's Fresh Finds, Fresh Finds Poptronix and US Viral 50 playlists. Music added to 59k listener playlists.
Over 500,000 views of "Before the Storm" music video from Brazil, features in British, Spanish, French, German, Dutch and Japanese publications.