“What I really want is for people to see me and see a bit of themselves in me” says RIIKI. ‘Associated with melodic tendencies that reach a sweet spot’ (Sniffers NZ claim) and a refreshing blend of elegance meets edge, Raquel Abolins-Reid is indie-pop newcomer RIIKI.
Raised in New Zealand’s creative capital city and now aged 20, RIIKI is still young, but has many stories to tell. Her most recent release ‘High Heights’ is a testimony to this as her wild creativity drew inspiration from encountering seagulls at the beach.
Following her debut single ‘One Day’, ’High Heights’ is RIIKI’s second-ever release, co-produced by Simon Gooding (projects include P!nk, Dua Lipa and Migos) which stunned an appearance on the Hot 20 NZ singles charts for some weeks.
The track also made it on Apple Music’s A-list Pop and New Music Daily playlist’s, and featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlists in NZ/AU, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and also became the face of the popular Spotify playlist ‘Pop Edge’.