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Rheez. resiliently bares all in his compassionately cinematic rap track, True Wounds

After so many people connected with his sophomore single PTSD, the Maltese rapper with UK roots, Rheez., extended much of the same compassion that allowed him to amass 10,000 Spotify streams in just 10 days with his third single, True Wounds. It unveils exactly what it says on the tin.

He set the expressive bar with True Wounds with his determination to step in the ring with his demons to make it a fairer fight for his listeners, making him the ultimate new wave heavyweight in our minds, ears and eyes.

True Wounds spins a personal tale while delivering vindication hand over fist to anyone that has felt similarly starved of solidarity due to a lifeline that puts a mind on trial. In a subversive way, Rheez delivers the bruisingly efficacious reminders that giving in is always an option, no matter how down and out you feel. To contrast his visceral words, production-wise, he ensured that the melodies ran artfully smooth.

In his own words, here is what Rheez. had to say about his third single:

“This song is a biography of all the trials and tribulations I faced throughout my life. As painful as it was to go in-depth talking on these subjects, I felt like if I am not 100% honest during my journey as an artist, I am depriving my fans of more insight to hopefully be moved by. It’s a story of adversity, the ending, a message of never giving up.”

True Wounds is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Malta rapper Rheez. holds no prisoners in his sophomore single, PTSD

After a successful debut, new wave rap artist and producer Rheez. boldly blazed in with his sophomore single PTSD. If any track has the power to affirm just why so many people are losing their sanity lately, it’s this stormer of a grime and alt-hip hop cocktail.

The intro is an efficacious hook into the Malta-based artist’s candid track that holds no prisoners when picking out the most disparaging facets of our human existence. With lines such as “dad on the phone saying son they can’t clone you” and “Shout out to the internet champions, TikTok is your only throne” put up against each other, Rheez. tears through our obsession with superficiality and tendency to turn a blind eye to the real issues.

Rheez. may claim that he is turning nothing into something with his music, making humility another attractive aspect of his artistic presence. But his willingness to hold humanity accountable and speak out so convictively on one of the most stigmatised conditions known to man makes him equally as important as any of the overhyped artists with vacuous premises for their tracks.

PTSD was officially released on May 6th; you can check it out for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast