The singer-songwriter known as Hinano Reia has released her newest EP, titled, “Hinano Reia in New York,” to rave early reviews. The EP is comprised of five original tracks for a total of just over 20 minutes’ listening time. A classy, contemporary pop record with jazz and rock elements, “Hinano Reia in New York” is a gorgeously written and performed album that will please listeners from a broad variety of music genres, and which is poised to place Reia at the top of the ladder with the very best female solo artists of the last 20 years.
“I started listening to and singing blues at a young age,” comments Reia of her musical history. “There was nowhere to sing blues in my town, so I became a jazz singer to get work at a jazz club. Later I moved onto every style of music, including rock, pop, new age, folk, techno and more eclectic styles.”
Intuitively, “Hinano Reia in New York” showcases her background in all these musical styles with a seamless gloss that bespeaks her musical passion and experience. Its melodies are largely led by the singer, herself, her accompaniment varying widely between strong bass lines, acoustic guitar, and piano. Her percussion is provided by both live drums and electronic, switching as the mood of the song seems to demand. Her songwriting is tasteful, delicately balanced, and impeccably realized in the recording studio.
Reia cites as main artistic influences legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, Abbey Lincoln, and Nina Simone, the last of whom is perhaps most reflected in Reia’s own work. Blended with the womanly, powerful vocal tones of Simone, Reia’s voice also recalls the singing of artists such as Jewel and Tori Amos.
Speaking succinctly of the themes of her new EP, Reia writes, “It’s a no-holds-barred expression of one’s inner, feminine experience.”
“Hinano Reia in New York” by Hinano Reia is available online worldwide.
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