Washington-born, L.A.-based singer, rapper and producer Reo Cragun has released an angst-ridden anthem “My Life” today. Produced by Jeremy Lloyd from electronic duo Marian Hill, the song is featured on Cragun’s upcoming album Diary Of A Loner out May 20th.
Cragun explains, “‘My Life’ is a depiction of the thoughts I was having last year. A lot of times I’m my own worst critic, and this song was a way of putting those thoughts on record. I’ve received many blessings within my life, but often I feel burdened to chase the next. It’s a constant battle I face, and it’s tied to the instinct I have to grow as a human being. Unfortunately, I’m unfair towards myself and that’s why the song is summarized with the lyrics “my life’s all messed up.”
Diary Of A Loner is inspired by life experiences that transformed Cragun while touring and surviving as an independent artist in music. “My Life” follows lead single “Just My Luck” that landed on playlists on both Spotify and Amazon.
He debuted in 2017 with his critically-acclaimed mixtape Growing Pains that Pigeons & Planes reviewed as “incredible.” In 2019, he partnered with Grammy-winning producer and EDM innovator Flume for a collaborative EP Quits and followed with Beam Me Up EP in 2020 that incorporates elements of R&B, hip-hop, pop, indie and electronic music. Cragun is a “favorite” on music blog ThisSongIsSick who said he has “one of the best voices in R&B right now and has the bars to match.”