Mon 24 Feb
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NEWS: ALTERNATIVE R&B/SOUL ARTIST REO CRAGUN DROPS DEFT & PERCEPTIVE DEBUT TUNE INCONSIDERATE


Vancouver, Washington-born, LA-residing alternative R&B/soul artist Reo Cragun has racked up many achievements in his life so far, excelling academically with the intent of becoming a doctor to learning how to play a multitude of instruments, and now jumping on the fast track to recognition as a talented, well-rounded musical artist.

While unexpected events changed the course of his career, Cragun is currently taking confident steps on the musical path with his debut single Inconsiderate.

Cragun is housed under the new LA-based imprint Strainge that was started up by Dre London and Elliot Grainge.  Cragun pours his life into his songs, writing about what he’s been through, growing up without a male role model due to the incarceration of his father through his high school years.  He pinpoints certain works by Eminem and 50 Cent (Curtain Call and Get Rich or Die Tryin, respectively) that have inspired his voice as an artist. 

On Inconsiderate, Cragun vents his frustration about balancing the life of a musician with an ongoing relationship; not everyone understands what it’s like to be focused deeply on a music career.  Cragun swings smoothly between laid-back, light raps and sweeter, yearning vocals amid a slowly unfolding atmosphere of staccato, downtempo beats and hushed, but glowing synth and electronic notes.  It’s a compelling track that spotlights Cragen’s deft and perceptive lyrics, agile vocals, and his ability to authentically connect with the listener.

Written by: Jen Dan

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