We had the chance to chat with rising artist Rêve ahead of the 2023 JUNO Awards.
Rêve shares her excitement for an upcoming performance with Banx & Ranx, and Preston Pablo. She gives us a sneak peek into what’s in store for her fans!
But that’s not all, Rêve opens up about her inspiration for her #1 dance hit, “Whitney”, and shares the story of how working a “boring, soul-sucking 9-5” played a significant role in its creation.
Watch the interview with Rêve here.
Born and raised in Montreal, Rêve has been passionate about music from a young age. She first gained attention for her rendition of the American and Canadian national anthems before a Boston Bruins-Montreal Canadiens hockey game in 2014, which caused a buzz on social media because of her pop-infused performance.
Rêve later moved to Toronto to pursue a career in music and gained a following by performing mashups with original lyrics on TikTok. In July 2021, she released her major-label debut single, “Still Dancing,” and followed it up with “Skin 2 Skin” in August 2021. Her single “Ctrl + Alt + Del,” produced by Banx & Ranx and co-written with them, was released in September 2021 and became a hit, charting on the Canadian Hot 100 for 29 weeks and achieving gold certification.
Rêve’s music draws influences from a variety of artists, including Kaytranada, Robyn, Rufus du Sol, Madonna, and SG Lewis. She received a Juno Award nomination for Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2023 and participated in an all-star recording of Serena Ryder’s single “What I Wouldn’t Do” to benefit youth mental health. With her unique sound and growing popularity, Rêve is poised for even greater success and plans to release a full-length album in 2023.