Born in Hiroshima, Japan, Rie discovered music as her life-long passion during college in Los Angeles. Living in LA, Rie was exposed to a wide range of music and was especially influenced by Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, and SADE which shaped her style – neo soul/new wave mix. Following graduation, she performed at hotel lounges, cafes as well as her own shows. She has worked with artists in both Japan and abroad.
Now, residing in Shonan – a beach town near Tokyo – she hosts a weekly radio show at Shonan beach FM. Her latest EP Here With You (produced by UK edbl) got a nationwide vinyl & CD distribution in Japan. Rie was selected for the Spotify editorial playlist cover “Soul Music Japan” in August, October, and November 2022.
- 3 times featured on the cover of Spotify’s Soul Music Japan
- Airplay on FM Yokohama, Fukuoka FM & more
- Nationwide physical distribution of her music
- Radio host at beach.fm
- Featured on 40+ Spotify editorials including New Music Wednesday, Slo Down, Tokyo Rising, mood., Midnight Chill, and Women’s Voice
- Added to Apple’s R to B, Tokyo Highway
- Supported by DJ HASEBE