Swedish artist REIN releases confronting video for “(You Call It) Democracy”, ahead of upcoming FREEDOOM EP
Politically-conscious, electronic punk Swedish musician REIN releases the official video for, “(You Call It) Democracy” via PopMatters. The video is a combative visual and sonic statement about our current state. REIN asks the viewer and listener,
“Is this really what we want?”
“(You Call It) Democracy” is an energetic and powerful electro single, focused on dissecting what is a flawed capitalist society.
The left-wing anarchist is heavily influenced by the likes of M.I.A, Justice and Atari Teenage Riot, bringing a memorable and aggressive front to the electronic and pop world.
REIN‘s new FREEDOOM EP will be released May 19th worldwide. The moniker of Joanna Reinikainen, REIN’s music is a mix of raw, merciless electronica and punk’s unbridled energy and attitude, with her upcoming 5-track EP acting as her strongest, most cohesive body of work to date.
FREEDOOM talks about exclusion, feminism, anti-capitalism, anti-racism and asks that all-important question: “are we really living in what they say is a democracy?”
“I just had enough after the US elections, the rise of the right-wing movement in Europe, the Syrian War and Brexit. Why not be open to new solutions? Why not abolish the entire system instead of going backwards? I think that it is important to at least start the debate,” says Rein.
THE STORY SO FAR
In just over a year, REIN has established herself as the hot Swedish talent to watch on the international stage. Following the release of her self-titled debut EP, she performed at pivotal festivals for new music in Sweden (Emmaboda, Storsjöyran, Musikens Makt, Umeå Open etc), embarked upon a breath-taking club tour, appeared live on some of Swedish National Radio’s most impactful shows, and was praised in numerous best-of music lists for 2016.
The new EP takes an even bolder step into an uncompromising future – an ultra-hard club sound full of strong hooks and political statements about big, important issues.