Add to playlist: rienne’s new single ‘Try Again’

Published April 23, 2021, 5:51 PM

by Robert Requintina


The latest indiepop hit from the 20-year-old singer-songwriter is a catchy, emotionally potent track that will make you smash the repeat button.

Born and raised in Manila, rienne (who prefers the pronouns they/them) is completely self-taught, their songs made, recorded, and produced on a simple guitar and smartphone set-up.

rienne has been making music since they were 13, and credits their love for indiepop as what helped them develop their current sound, which is at once nostalgic and refreshing with a sense of lyricism that is as idyllic as it is candid.

When it comes to their music, rienne writes about what they know best: their personal experience as part of the LGBTQ+ community as well as someone living with depression, meeting all of it with relentless optimism, an unapologetic sense of self, and humor that resonates with their growing audience.

Try Again is the first installment in a planned trilogy of songs from now West Virginia-based rienne — a tender tribute that simultaneously maps out one of their most recent experiences and expresses their perspective on love.

The one goal that they wish to achieve with their music is to provide safety and comfort to those dealing with the same concerns; to build a sense of emotional closeness and community in a socially distant time.

As one of the more recent artists to sign with indie label Off The Record, rienne joins the roster alongside the likes of singer-actress Alexa Ilacad and OPM icon Jacob Clemente.