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RINI Proves His R&B Skills On “Haunt Me”

Melbourne-raised artist Rini is making a big splash in the U.S. With the gloomy “Haunt Me,” Rini pushes the envelope to stardom. From his old R&B covers on YouTube, his debut album Constellations, and his latest releases, Music Daily celebrates that dedication to R&B perfection worthy of a Music Discovery highlight.

Melbourne-raised artist RINI makes a big splash in the U.S. and with the  gloomy  "Haunt Me" he pushes the envelope to stardom. From his old R&B covers on YouTube, his debut album Constellations, and his latest releases, Music Daily celebrates that dedication to R&B perfection worthy of a Music Discovery highlight.
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“Haunt Me”

This October release sets a new bar for seduction. In detail, “Haunt Me,” is where Rini turns fantasy into a nightmare. He is unable to control his thoughts of wishing their significant other was there. He sings, “Thought I heard your voice / My favorite sound / Was is somethin’ there?/ […] Tryna fill the void / But there’s no use tryin’ / Here I go again.”

In the music video, moody lighting and sexy pole dancing add weight to Rini’s exhausted voice, who lies unmoving on the floor. ” The only solace he finds is co-writer Sabrina Claudio’s harmony on the chorus, an extra layer of support. “‘Cause you haunt me / Daily, nightly / Get no peace of mind / Hungry, constantly / For you, all the time / The sky is fallin’.”

When the pole dancer fades and morphs into a ghost, the R&B artist takes his chance to run far away.

Artist Profile: RINI

Melbourne-raised artist RINI makes a big splash in the U.S. and with the  gloomy  "Haunt Me" he pushes the envelope to stardom. From his old R&B covers on YouTube, his debut album Constellations, and his latest releases, Music Daily celebrates that dedication to R&B perfection worthy of a Music Discovery highlight.
Photographed by Paul Romo for Flaunt Magazine

Rini is a 24-year-old smooth R&B artist born in the Philippines, grew up in Australia, and now lives in L.A. His earliest musical memories are of his parents’ CD collection, which had everything from Michael Jackson to Bon Jovi.

Then, in his late teens, he started uploading R&B covers to YouTube. He tells Bleu Magazine that his favorite cover was “Self Control” from Frank Ocean‘s album, Blonde (2016).

Following his 2017 self-released debut EP, Warner Music became interested in Rini’s success and licensing his work onward. (His break-out track “My Favourite Clothes” amassed over 110 million streams globally.) Upon his move to L.A., Warner Music fully supported the rollout of Rini’s first full-length project, Constellations (2021).

Speaking of the album, he states,

“Constellations was really me writing a storybook about my relationship. I started writing the first song of that album when I reconnected with an old friend and finished the album while I was in Los Angeles and so far away from her.”

Previously, last month, he collaborated Jamaican-American rapper BEAM on “Selfish.”

 

What do you think of our Music Discovery RINI and his newest single, “Haunt Me”? Let us know in the comments!

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