Ike Rhein returns with an absolute banger, "Violin." "Violin" is Ike Rhein's second single of the year. The record follows "Messed It Up," which features platinum recording artist Luh Kel. The music video for "Messed It Up" has since surpassed one million views. Building on the success of the track, Ike Rhein is back with "Violin," which, ironically, is heavily laced with violin chords, and hard-hitting, catchy melodies and harmonies.
"Violin" is on-brand with the Pop singer's discography about love and relationships. The song 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." Ike Rhein continues, "It shows that the best way to see value in other people is to build value in yourself."
Ike Rhein once again teamed up with and enlisted Cole Story in writing "Violin." The music video for "Violin" was filmed by fellow Ike (Ike Anyanwu, aka IkeyTV). The music video stars actress, model Ali Dulin and cleverly depicts the hot and cold nature of relationships. "Violin" was produced by NextLane Beats, mixed and mastered by multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Vinny DeLeon, and, true to the song's name, features renowned violinist Ian Mann. The single is likely to appear on Ike Rhein's upcoming EP, "Memoir." As we wait for his highly-anticipated debut EP, watch the music video on repeat and play the song like a "Violin."
What inspired this "Violin?"
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.
Ike Rhein's Biography:
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.
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.