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Rei Ami Gives Us Both Tough & Soft On ‘Dictator’

Written By Sam Murphy on 11/12/2019

We fell in love with South Korean-born, US-raised artist Rei Ami on her last track SNOWCONE and now she’s doubled down with Dictator.

Dictator immediately flicks the lights serving dark, distorted guitars as she flexes, taking complete control. “I am not your queen, I’m you’re dictator,” she raps.

Much like on SNOWCONE, she lets her guard down around midway through. The heavy instruments drop out and we’re left with a laid-back instrumental and some delicate vocals, accompanied by a male counterpart.

It’s rare to see such juxtaposing sides on one song but it works for her. It’s a multi-dimensional listen that does a lot without trying too hard.