In a couple of months, she estimates, she can quit to do music full-time. REI began writing music as a college freshman but it took years for her to make her songs public. She shrugs, rolling her eyes. The songs were about heartbreak and love but I was never touching on subjects that were reflective of my own being. Its flute-trap beat and tongue-in-cheek rap flips halfway into raw confessions over dreamy bedroom pop. Her rage emerges in her music not as a primal howl but as half-spoken-half-sung disdain so pronounced that it crawls from the speakers like fat, black beetles. In a world where women now experience as much pressure to be an in-control bad-ass as they once did to be submissive and ladylike, her levelling of the emotional seesaw is a relief. We go through these highs and lows. Her parents took REI and her older sister to the US when she was six for an American education which, she says, is highly valued in Korea. Her father chose Maryland for its good schools, some family friends in the vicinity and the presence of a Korean-American community.
Songs like 'Dictator' showcase REI AMI's sharp wit and knack for lyricism
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Subscriber Account active since. She's not kidding. While the rest of the world knows her as one of the most exciting new stars in the alt-pop music sphere, largely thanks to her breakout hit "Snowcone" and millions upon millions of streams, coworkers at her packaging company had no idea about her burgeoning second career. That is, until a fan outed her at a Dallas business conference earlier this year, when she offhandedly shared a photo of an auditorium on her Instagram story. They're all looking at me and I'm smiling and I'm just like, 'Okay, everyone's in a good mood.
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How can I be more supportive. And most of those end up with both people losing their faith or a divorce. It was actually causing more of a rift than bringing us together. And as many posters stated, it is something that needs to be seriously discussed with your potential partner. He is coming to church with me and our daughter for the ward Christmas program. The fact that she is dating an atheist non-Mormon shows pretty serious lack of conformity already.