For 21-year-old pop artist Luke Reyvn, age has no limitation on musical influence or personal experiences.
Utilizing his own struggles and triumphs, Reyvn hopes to reach younger audiences going through similar hardships. His battles with mental health and addiction are what fuel his music, which lyrically extends a hand to others suffering from similar trials.
After a relocation from Hawaii, the young artist is now based in LA, where he crafts unique alternative pop hits. An anthem for outsiders everywhere, his single from earlier this year, “Another Day”, reflects a sense of isolation. Reyvn expresses frustration, lamenting his position “in a world that doesn’t really feel like home.”
As an artist of his generation, it is fitting that Reyvn’s new video single should feature Lil XXEL, a famous Tiktok rapper. Titled “White Lies”, the collaboration dropped June 10th, and showcases the rap stylings of Lil XXEL, with the single’s catchy chorus channeling feelings of mistrust and desiderium.
We had the chance to chat with Reyvn to discuss the new video single, career goals, and much more.
I see you were raised in Hawaii but have since moved to LA. What sort of influence has that transition had on your music?
Naturally, I think being in an environment just absolutely saturated with talented and hard working people is extremely influential and motivational for working on my career in music.
Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music and songwriting?
I’ve just always loved to entertain people, so as I also found a passion for singing and songwriting, it just made sense to pursue music and I’ve loved every second of it.
You have the Latin phrase, “Veni, vidi, vici” tattooed on your chest. How would you say this quote is significant to your life right now?
It’s a very special phrase for me because I’ve always been my own biggest hater just constantly doubting my abilities and self-worth. The phrase translates to “I came, I saw, I conquered,” which for me is just a reminder to believe in myself and put my absolute all into everything I do.
You dropped your new single, “White Lies,” on June 10th. What can you tell us about the inspiration and influence behind this track?
This track is really amazing and even eye opening for me because it’s the first song I’ve released that doesn’t have such a heavy rock influence, and while I love rock & roll, I think this song has showed me a very versatile and multi-genre aspect to my musical process which I think will be a huge benefit to my career.
What was it like getting to work with Lil XXEL on this new song and how did he shape the direction of it?
It was an awesome experience to work with Xxel. Not only because he is such a talented artist, but the fact that he really cares about his music and fans, which is something I resonate strongly with. He brought such a unique flavor to the song, but honestly it just worked out so naturally the way both our parts meshed together.
Can you tell us about the vision behind the music video and how it correlates to the song?
The music is really just a visual reflection of the lyrics, and how sometimes you can want or even love somebody, but that doesn’t always mean their the right person for you, and that sometimes it can take you to a potentially harmful or dangerous place.
What messages or feelings do you typically try to convey to your audience in your music?
I just want my listeners to always feel the real and raw behind my songs. It’s so important to me that I create a story or vision behind a song that relates to me, which I feel will draw other people in who also relate to whatever idea or circumstance I’m expressing.
If you could tour and perform with one present-day artist, who would it be and why?
This is such a hard question because there are so many artist I look up too. Honestly, I would just be honored that anybody would want me on their tour, and I really believe that when it happens, it will be just one of those things that works out the way it needs to, so I’m not gonna say any names yet.
What does success as a songwriter and musician mean to you?
Creating an influential and powerful community behind the music where we can spread love in whatever form that takes, and support each other on whatever goals we look to hit.
What else might fans of Luke Revyn expect this summer and beyond?
All my supporters can absolutely expect some amazing new singles as well as some surprise collaborations, and my debut album at the end of the year!