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Ike Rhein Talks "Violin," Upcoming Project, and More

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Ike Rhein is a 20-year-old Pop singer from Grand Rapids, Michigan, but is now based in Miami, Florida. Ike Rhein discovered his voice and passion for music at a young age. He learned how to play numerous instruments, and began creating melodies, compositions and songs as a child. Ike Rhein has since been featured in countless media outlets: The Source, LA Weekly, Thisis50, Hip Hop Weekly, ELEVATOR Magazine, The Hype Magazine, etc. He has accumulated millions of streams and views. Ike Rhein has collaborated with various notable talents such as multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Vinny DeLeon, Luh Kel, YN Jay, and Grammy-nominated Andy Vandette. With a fusion of futuristic notes and nostalgic vocals, Ike Rhein's distinctive sound is on its way to the forefront of the global stage.

With his single and music video, “Violin,” out now, we took some time to hear more from Ike Rhein. Read below to learn more about Ike Rhein, the story behind his latest single, and what’s to come.

Hi Ike Rhein! Let’s start with how did you get your artist name?

My full name is Isaac Rhein but I've been called Ike for as long as I can remember.

What city are you from and where are you based now?

I’m from Grand Rapids, Michigan, but I am now based in Miami, Florida.

At what point in your life did you decide to pursue a career in music? How did you get started?

I’ve always had the passion for music. After I graduated high school, I decided to pursue music and moved to Florida.

Has your upbringing played a role in shaping who you are and defining your sound today? If so, how?

Definitely. Growing up in foster care really taught me a lot about pain and the struggle of life. It has helped me in my songs, and really relate to people and be down to earth about real problems.

How would you describe your sound to readers who may not be familiar with you?

Very unique, Pop mixed with R&B and the occasional Hip-Hop. Passionate and real.

Do you have any hobbies outside of music? What do you do to stay creative?

I love to travel. Seeing the world while being in my music career has been a big blessing.

Who are some of your main musical influences?

I would say Justin Bieber, The Kid Laroi, and Jason Derulo.

What are some of your future music career goals?

My goal is for my team and I to not only be successful, but keep striving for greatness. Eventually, win a GRAMMY award.

Now onto your release, “Violin.” What inspired this song?

This song was written over 3 years ago. It was inspired by some relationships that went wrong.

What is “Violin” about in your own words?

“Violin” really exposes the selfish heart in a relationship. The song captures the turning point in life where a person starts to notice their self-worth and self-value.

How did the music video for “Violin” come about? What was your vision for the video?

I’ve had the vision for a long time to have a ton of violins burning in the background. We made it come to life.

What message do you hope fans take away from your music and from “Violin?”

I hope people really connect with it, and feel confident and know their value.

What’s one of your proudest moments of your music career so far?

I would say reaching a million views in 12 days on my “Messed It Up” music video featuring Luh Kel.

What would you say are the greatest lessons you’ve learned so far?

To stay true to yourself, don’t copy anyone, and don’t give up. I've learned that if you do those three, then you can do anything.

How does it feel to be this successful at such a young age?

Still trying to give my all and never settle! To be thankful, but not satisfied. I’m very blessed to be doing what I love.

What’s next for you? Are you working on any upcoming projects that we should be on the lookout for?

Yes! I’ve got a couple more big time singles as well as an EP planned.

Where can we follow you on social media?

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