Vocalist / Songwriter / Producer / Engineer / from Vancouver, Wa. I was signed as an artist to Virgin records and left to pursuit an independent artist career. Anything you need I can do. I've dedicated the last 6 years of my life to music, and I'd love to work with you!
I moved to LA in 2015 and shortly after partnered with D2 Entertainment and10k Projects for my debut release “Growing Pains” and a 3 track EP “Craig”. Spring 2018 I was on tour opening for Billie Eilish on 26 dates of the “Where’s My Mind Tour. In 2019, my first independent release came as a collaboration between Australian DJ/Producer Flume, on a track titled “Friends” It became “record of the week” on Beats 1 Radio. “Friends” was followed by a 4 track collaborative EP titled, “Quits” by Flume featuring myself that summer. That project has surpassed 50 million streams on Spotify and I have generated over 100 million streams on Spotify alone across R&B, Hip-Hop/Rap, EDM and Alternative genres.
I'm always looking to collaborate and write. I crank out songs like a mad man because I've been writing my own music, engineering, and also frequently producing my own songs for the past 7 years. I have two studios at my house, so my turnaround time is very fast.
Services provided are as follows:
◆ Backing vocals
◆ Vocal comps
◆ Song Starters
◆ Acapella Ideas
‣ Publishing: Discussed per project
‣ Buyouts: To be discussed
**I do NOT want to be listed as a primary or featured artist unless a feat price is negotiated.*
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Reo Cragun
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Lots of music! I have written nearly 3 albums since we've been quarantined and now i'm excited to start branching out and working with more and more new people! :)
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Mickey Shiloh!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! It definitely depends on the song.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Reliability and a song they will love.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy to write a good song haha
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your goals for the project Are you packaging the songs into a project or is it Single driven What are your interests What does the rest of your catalogue look like What are you striving for in terms of growth as an artist Who inspires you
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Do your research and go with your gut! There are a lot of very talented people on Sound Better, but it's all about who fits the desired sound you're looking for!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook Pro Microphone Apollo Keyboard Pair of Headphones
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Moved to LA when I was 21 signed to D2 ENT Signed to 10k Projects and did a venture with Virgin Records. From there I have been independent ever since. This path has been a 6 year stretch as of now.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Versatile, but punctual.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with many artists because I feel like collaborating makes every song better, but to specify: Drake Kanye Local Natives Just to name a few.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Simplifying a song will do wonders. The least amount of pieces that a song needs to feel complete generally will make a song turn out better.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on R&B / Hip hop or electronic.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Melody creativity.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring creativity and easily digestible sonics that will be pleasant to any listener.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Usually I start with the beat and build melodies and lyrics around that. From there I add or subtract things in the vocals or beat to make a complete Idea. I sit with that for a bit and return for a last pass to add finishing touches and bring the song full circle.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a home studio setup with anything you could ever need to track vocals and or live instruments. Also I have a mobile studio setup that I can take with me on the road.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Kid Cudi Local Natives Beach House Gorillaz
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: 90% is writing melodies and lyrics