There’s only one thing we love more than just Reneé Rapp, and that’s Reneé Rapp with Zane Lowe. We know that when these two are in a room together, we’re about to learn new information about not just Reneé but also ourselves somehow. Reneé’s own show Angel Hour Radio is already a massive gift from Apple Music 1. So thank you extra for this added gift!
There is so much to talk about when it comes to Reneé’s debut album, Snow Angel. We loved how Zane truly started by talking about her writing process. We’ve mentioned before that Reneé is so picky about who she works with in general. But her writing collaborations on Snow Angel with Alexander 23 have been breathtaking, to say the least.
Oh. Well, I mean, Alexander [23, her producer/collaborator], honestly, hears everything. Obviously. But even stuff that I’ll write on my own, I’ll play for him. He listens to me. He actually listens to me, and not just passively listens to me. He’s really interested in what I have to say musically. And I feel like for a lot of women or non men in music, that’s very hard to come by, especially when you’re working with a producer, or just anybody. And I really feel like he respects me as a musician.
Reneé Rapp, Apple Music 1
She’s dealt with people dismissing her emotions in the past, and it’s one of the things she’s grown to hate the most. So this bond she’s been able to cultivate with Alexander has been almost catalytic towards her writing and music becoming what it is now. Her support from her parents encouraging her to do every single thing she could was another magnetic piece of the puzzle. Reneé makes sure to let everyone know that the largest part was from her. There truly was never a moment where music wasn’t mommy. But they did definitely have a continuously working mentality. Their music taste also molded her music taste into what it is today, which she credits massively to her sound.
The Prettiest Poison We’ve Ever Seen
‘Poison, Poison’ is a song Reneé is insanely proud of on Snow Angel (as she should be.) It’s a whole different kind of hurt when a woman you are trying to be an ally to goes behind your back and betrays you to a man.
“If they’re a girl or not a man, specifically, so you understand misogyny and that experience in a very different way, who when a girl goes behind your back and sells you out to a bunch of men and starts lying on you, you can’t tell me that wouldn’t piss you off, and you wouldn’t be like, “Damn. I’m really trying to be your f**k**g friend, and you are going behind my back and weaponizing me being a girl against me. F**k you.”
We could not agree more, Reneé. It’s a whole different kind of hurt and pain when you’re betrayed by one of your own.
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