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Future Classic Recommends

After playing music most of his childhood—including taking trumpet lessons in the 6th grade and mastering the guitar and piano.Reo Cragun headed off to Washington State University, with hopes of becoming a doctor. His plans suddenly changed after the passing of Reo’s late grandmother. This tragedy led him to drop out of school, give up his full scholarship, and dedicate himself to making music. “I had my whole life mapped out for myself, everything was all in order,” says Reo, who grew up in Vancouver, Washington. “But after my grandma passed. I realized I didn’t want to live like that. When I dropped out I had no idea how I was going to get anywhere with music, but I did it anyway. It was really scary but also the best thing I’ve ever done.” Less than two years after leaving college, Reo delivered his breakthrough single “Inconsiderate”—a summer 2016 release hailed by Pigeons & Planes as a “heavy-lidded alternative R&B track” that “takes all of his frustrations and puts it into somber lyrics over head-nodding drums.” With “Inconsiderate” amassing over 9 million streams on Spotify, the 23-year-old artist/songwriter/producer made his Capitol Records debut with a moody yet melodic mixtape called Growing Pains. “Most of the songs are about all the changes I’ve gone through over the past couple years, which has been a huge period of evolution in my life,” says Reo, who’s now based in Los Angeles. He’s now releasing music independently.

Harry Teardrop

Harry Teardrop is the solo project of 19 year-old Chinese/ Vietnamese American artist Harrison Li. Create in his New York City apartment, Harry’s production style is a distinctive sound he calls ‘dreams’: cinematic, emotional, exuberant and full of heartbreak, blending drowned out distorted guitars with lush layered harmonies.

His summer release ‘Mercedes Benz’ topped Apple Music’s inDIY playlist; he opened for Sophie Meiers, Dijon and Billy Lemos, performed with Instupendo opening for Rostam and Snail Mail, and appeared on NTS with Clairo and Deaton Chris Anthony. 2019 Finds Harry Teardrop at SXSW and sharing a trilogy of EPs.



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