Eriel Indigo continues to push genre boundaries with her defiant new single ‘Rebel Bell’.
Using bouncy electronic melodies and boom bap percussion, the inventive soundscape perks up the ears from the get go. Rattly, hard-hitting drums are paired with a powerful, aggressive synth bass that draws you in and lifts you up. Vocally, Indigo further shows off her prowess, with a confident and resolute performance that is drenched in personality and grit. Her combination of rapping and singing is heightened with impressive vocal harmonies that are simultaneously eerie and angelic. This new direction that Eriel is taking on as a solo artist is sure to spark chatter amongst publications and radio, as she becomes a pioneer of her own signature sound. ‘Rebel Bell’ was written by Eriel Indigo, produced by Kevn Blvk, and co-produced/mixed by Jonathan Hakakian.
Speaking on her vision surrounding this single, Eriel shares: “I believe that it’s essential that unifying music be propped up and that more artists who address difficult issues are given a platform for our messages to be shared with a society struggling to process and reunify. The arts have always been an important arena for confronting who we are, asking important questions, and sharing powerful ideas. This rings true to me now more than ever. Music connects culture, creativity, and open dialogue. With this song, I am starting, albeit in a playful way, what I consider to be an important discussion and I’m excited for listeners to accept my invitation, regardless of what reaction it might provoke in their hearts.”