Introducing Reyna Perez
Meet Reyna, the Brooklyn-based chanteuse whose self-titled four-track EP debuted last Friday along with the music video for “Love Love Love,” shot entirely on the new iPhone 3GS by filmmakers Ari Kuschnir and Michael Tyburski. The video’s black and white imagery and Reyna’s gothic-meets-high-fashion ensemble (all Yohji Yamamoto, one of her favorite designers) sets the perfect tone for her haunting yet lush, pop-infused vocals and acoustic backing.
There are a lot of talented female vocalists out there right now and the range is wide, from dark and moody Cat Power to the three happy hippie chicks of Au Revoir Simone, not to mention all the young hopefuls waiting to jump on the wagon. But Reyna is not just another cute girl with a pretty voice. An experienced songwriter and musician with a voice as clear as a bell, she is both dark and light (just watch for her infectious smile during the chorus in the music video), and, of course, it doesn’t hurt that she’s got style.