Synth-Pop Duo REYNA Deliver Spicy Sweet New Single "Heartbeat"
Love is in the air!
Or, in REYNA’s case, love is in the basement. Tied up.
Seriously. Hear them confess below.
But really, it’s Valentine’s Day, and we’re smothered in looooove, so today is the perfect day to feature the new music video from synth-pop duo REYNA. Victoriah and Hannah Gabriela of REYNA are not only sisters but they’re also ridiculously talented creatives. Back in the day, they went by Vic & Gab, performing catchy indie perfection. In 2016, they formed REYNA, a slightly elevated brand with extra hook appeal and the introduction of neon synths in the spotlight.
Just a few weeks ago, REYNA dropped “Heartbeat,” their most anthemic release to date. It’s the perfect mix of romance and revenge, a clever synth-pop banger that finds the band fighting for love in a twisted fantasy world.
In the music video for “Heartbeat,” Victoriah and Hannah Gabriela highlight their Mexican culture with props and childhood relics, the hazy, fuzzy set decorated with luchador masks and prayer candles. Most of the video is saturated by pink explosions — soft blooms of otherworldly illumination, neon sweetness in the form of nail polish and glitter and tons of other little details; even the duo are dressed to the nines in shades of pretty pink. But all the while REYNA are delivering a carefree dance in the diaphanous fog of their kitchen, they’re hiding secrets in the basement — deranged, saccharine secrets.
The song itself kicks off with the swell of synth in the distance as pop-perfect vocals come in, dripping lyrics off lips like honey. Soon the arrangement erupts to incorporate steady pumps of percussion, wailing colorful synth, and the sear of a killer guitar riff. At its comedown moments, the track pulses along like, well, a heartbeat. At its more explosive moments, it bursts into a shimmering spasm of synth-laden indie-pop. “Heartbeat” is an anthem — a bubblegum bop that finds REYNA exhibiting their candy-coated talent and syrupy skill.
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