Release Date: May 10, 2016
Genre: Indie Pop
REENIE is a five-piece indie pop band that includes Reenie Perkovic (vocals, guitar), David Baldry (trumpet), Lea Kirstein (viola), Steven Falk (bass), and Robert Diack (drums). They released their five song EP Hollywood on May 10th. With obvious influences of jazz and folk, Hollywood is sure to appeal to a large selection of listeners.
The five song EP kicks off with the title track, one of the slower songs off of Hollywood. “Covered in Gold” definitely shows off the folk influence, starting off with guitar before adding in strings. “Shoot Me” shows off their jazz influence just as much as the previous song with folk, laden with horns and a beat you can’t help but move along to. The infectious beat continues in “Nothing I Wouldn’t Do”, with the guitar giving the song almost a rock feel to it before bringing the horns back in. “Baby Gonna Say” wraps up the EP with Reenie’s powerful vocals in all their glory, somehow bringing all the elements together perfectly.
Though Hollywood isn’t something I would have normally chosen to listen to myself, Reenie’s vocals drew me in and kept me wanting more after the songs faded out. She definitely is a talent you’ll want to keep your ear out for in the future. If you happen to be in Toronto, she is holding her EP release party on June 18th, head here for details on the show.
I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.