- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 4 August 2021, 10:02AM
Rei is stoked to present to you his brand new bilingual waiata, Hoki Mai / Come Back.
Made with an interpolation of the classic Aotearoa anthem E Papa, Hoki Mai / Come Back is a festival-ready banger. Mixing Polynesian percussion with modern trap production and kapa haka vocals, Rei is again flexing his innovative ahuatanga (creativity).
Filled with catchy hooks and high-end production, this anthemic tune has already hit #9 on the NZ Shazam charts.
‘I want this to be a song for all of Aotearoa, not just Māori. That’s why I mixed so many different
elements in it, and used both English and Te Reo.’ - Rei
‘Hoki Mai / Come Back’ is the latest single from Rei’s upcoming 3rd studio album Enjoy The Ride, due for release late 2021.
He’s had a big start to 2021, touring the country playing at festivals such as AUM, Kotahi, Splore and Newtown Festival, as well as opening for Netsky at his sold-out arena show. He is also
co-headlining an NZ tour with Sweet Mix Kids in August/September.
Check out the track above, and follow Rei on socials here.