Following up from his 2021 radio hit Hoki Mai / Come Back (#2 on NZ Hot Charts), in ‘Anahera’ Rei sings and raps about a lover who has restored his faith in love. Anahera means ‘angel’ and this metaphor is referenced throughout his kupu. In these times of uncertainty, we all need a personal angel right now! The dreamy tropical synths and fresh Ukulele’s all add to the fun, playful but this waiata has an intimate vibe too.
Rei has had a big last 12 months. Touring the country with Sweet Mix Kids, playing festivals such as Rolling Meadows, AUM, Kotahi, Splore and Newtown Festival, not to mention opening for Netsky at his sold out arena show. Oh, and he hit #9 on the NZ Shazam charts. His recent accolades include being a finalist for the 2021 Mana Reo award at the AMA’s, as well as achieving a top 5 spot for the APRA Silver Scrolls with his Maisey Rika collab ‘Hiwa i te Rangi’. ‘Anahera’ is the latest single from Rei’s upcoming full Te Reo album, due for release July 2022 with the tautoko of Te Māngai Paho and NZONAIR.