Reverie is an enthralling storyteller whose supernatural lyrical flow mirrors a compelling personal history. “I didn’t always have ten million views on YouTube and hundreds of thousands of fans all over the world,” says Reverie. “This didn’t fall in my lap. People who only got into me recently don’t know my backstory.”
Growing up with a single mother in the Highland Park neighborhood of Northeast Los Angeles, she remembers, “I thought I was crazy and my family was fucked up." Intuitively creative, Reverie was drawn to words. She discovered ‘underground’ hip-hop via the local cable television station, and in seventh grade started writing her own raps. Overcoming shyness, she performed at her first open mic at 18 and was on her way.
With two brothers in and out of juvenile detention, and her own affinity for hanging with the local Highland Park gang, Reverie still managed to make good grades, despite what she characterizes as “hella drama.” Her mother moved the family to Seattle where she and her brother, Louden, began creating music together, but they soon returned home, to the streets where Reverie adopted her tagger moniker, “…because I was always dreaming, always thinking.”
A series of mixtapes and albums including Sitting Upside Down, Half Full and The Transition chronicled her experiences. “As I have evolved, the music has evolved,” she says. Her audience has grown exponentially, and globally, as she tours the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, and Europe, where she has a devoted following.
Reverie is currently recording her most accomplished music yet. She creates in the moment as the beats inspire the words that she distills into songs. She is constantly working on new and upcoming projects. She is set to drop 2 projects in 2017 that will feature producers from all over the world, including herself.
An intricate tapestry of tattoos adorns Reverie's skin, each one symbolic. Across her chest the words read, “This life is but a dream, we are blessed to be living,” a lyric quote from Murs, one of her inspirations. For Reverie, lyrics and life reveal the power in this creed, “I want my music to bring people peace; to let them know – if they’re having relationship troubles, problems with their parents, getting sober, or contemplating suicide -- that they’re not alone. I used to sell drugs, now I sell music. I love what I’m doing.”