|Born||November 9, 1993|
Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Reol (れをる, Reworu) is a Japanese female singer, songwriter, record producer, and rapper. She is a former member of J-pop group REOL and is currently signed under Victor Entertainment as a solo artist. She started creating and releasing music onto Nico Nico Douga and YouTube in late 2012.
Career[change | change source]
2012–2017: Career beginnings and No Title+[change | change source]
In late 2012, Reol began uploading original songs and cover songs to video sharing sites Nico Nico Douga and YouTube. On August 17, 2014 Reol co-released the compilation album titled No Title+ with music arranger GigaP, video director Okiku, and art producer Key, under the group name Anyosupenyosuyaya. The album contains vocals by Vocaloid virtual singers such as Hatsune Miku, GUMI and Megurine Luka, the album was released through Japanese label Celo Project. Reol has since released a version with her own vocals, titled No Title-.
On July 29, 2015 Reol independently released her first studio album titled Gokusaishiki, which reached the top ten on the Oricon Albums Chart. Later that year Reol, along with GigaP & Okiku, signed to Toy's Factory under the unit name REOL. On August 18, REOL made their first public appearance in the music video for their single "Give Me a Break Stop Now". They released their debut studio album titled 'Sigma' on October 19, 2016, which reached number 8 on the Oricon weekly Albums Chart.
On October 11, 2017, REOL released the Endless EP prior to their announced disbandment. The EP features their 2014 single "LUVORATORRRRRY!" featuring utaite rapper nqrse. The music video for the song has amassed over 43 million views on YouTube, making it the unit's most commercially successful release.
2018–present: Victor Entertainment and solo debut[change | change source]
In January 2018, Reol signed to Victor Entertainment. On March 5 she released a music video for the song titled "エンド" as the single for her solo debut EP. Reol released her first EP titled Kyokoushu on March 14.
Reol released the singles "Saisaki" and "Sairen" in July and August respectively before the announcement of her first studio album Jijitsujo (事実上). Jijitsujo was released on October 17, and a music video for the third single "Gekihaku" was released on December 19.
Discography[change | change source]
- Gokusaishiki (2015)
- No Title- (2016)
- Jijitsujo (事実上) (2018)
- Kinjitou (金字塔) (2020)
- Kyokoshu (虚構集) (2018)
- Bunmei (文明) (2019)
- Sigma (2016)
- Endless EP (2017)
- No Title+ (2014)
References[change | change source]
- "Reolオフィシャルサイト". www.reol.jp.
- Rogers, Krista (May 30, 2015). "Amateur vocalist Reol channeling Internet fame into solo album debut this summer". Japan Today. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
- "極彩色 by Reol on Apple Music". iTunes Store Japan. July 29, 2015. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
- Michel, Patrick St. (September 19, 2015). "Rising Beatmaker Reol Takes Vocaloid to Another Level". MTV 81. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
- "Reol Biography". Toy's Factory website. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
- Reol Official. "LUVORATORRRRRY! ver れをる feat.nqrse" – via YouTube.
- "Reolの「事実上(Special edition)」" – via itunes.apple.com.
- Reol Official. "[MV] Reol - 激白 / Gekihaku Music Video" – via YouTube.