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Talking to American Singer-Songwriter Ike Rhein About “Messed It Up”

Ike Rhein is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter based in Miami, Florida. The artist discovered his voice and passion for music at a young age. He learned how to play numerous instruments. There, Rhein began creating melodies, compositions, and songs as a child. The singer-songwriter has since been featured in countless media outlets and has accumulated millions of streams and views. Rhein has worked with various talents such as YN Jay and Vinny DeLeon.

The singer-songwriter recently talked to ai love music recently via email about his inspirations, his musical history, and how it was to create his latest single “Messed It Up” featuring platinum recording artist Luh Kel. Find out below what kind of textures and sounds did Rhein want to feature in his latest single. While reading, listen to “Messed It Up” down below. Let me know what you think in the comments!


Hey! First of all, please tell us about yourself!

I’m Ike Rhein. I’m 20 years old, and my full name is Isaac Rhein. I’m very down to earth and love making music for my fans!

Ike Rhein

How did you get into music? What has that journey been like?

I’ve always had a passion for music and started music lessons and music theory at a very young age. When I was 18, I made and released my first song, and have only grown from there. Though it has not been easy navigating the industry, it has been my dream and truly rewarding.

What artists and genres inspire you?

I would say Justin Bieber and Tate McRae. I really love their unique Pop sound and very complex lyrics that relate with mostly everybody.

It is 2022! What is something you want to focus on or challenge yourself in this year?

I really want to challenge myself the rest of the year; to really give 110%, no breaks, no let-up, full steam ahead. I’ve really challenged myself to not only go gold this year but to break into the top 100 as well.

Let’s talk about “Messed It Up”. What is it about?

“Messed It Up” is about how sometimes we might think someone is the one for us, but we end up messing it up. It’s about how sometimes we can give someone our all, and it still may not be enough.

What inspired you to write it?

I think we’ve all been through those tough or toxic relationships. I really like to take my past experiences and put them in lyrics as I know my fans can relate.

What was the music production like? What was the most important aspect of the song you wanted to capture?

The production for me is the most important part. I like my songs to sound professional and crisp. The most important thing for me in this song was really having a dynamic. The song starts soft and builds into this powerful chorus that everyone can really feel.

Ike Rhein

What textures or sounds do you think were important to showcase in “Messed It Up”?

Yeah, I really just wanted to combine sounds that made the track catchy. I like to have a new age sound and make it emotive.

What do you want listeners to listen for in your music?

Listen for my harmonies for sure. Harmonies are my favorite and are so pleasing to the ear. I would also say to listen to all of the lyrics. Some lyrics are hidden but have so much meaning.

Any future plans?

Going to be dropping a few more singles, and then (possibly) dropping a major project for my fans towards the end of the year.

Check out Ike Rhein at the following:

Official Site | Instagram | Spotify | Youtube | Apple Music | Tidal | Soundcloud | Twitter | Facebook


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Talking to American Singer-Songwriter Ike Rhein About "Messed It Up"

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  1. lbosworth

    I like that Rhein’s influence is Justin Bieber. Rhein sounds like he has very ambitious plans for 2022! Best of luck!

  2. Ash B

    It’s so cool to hear straight form the artist about their journey and art! Definitely going to give him a listen!

  3. Knycx Journeying

    Wow, great music and thanks a lot for sharing this cool, cinematic tunes and great voice. Will keep an eye for what’s next from them Knycx journeying

  4. Fransic verso

    It’s amazing to see young, talented people because it gives them more time to improve and get better as they grow up. This is cool singer!

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