In Rey Mayari’s new single, the 19-year-old Swedish singer-songwriter looks at the conflict of acceptance and losing one’s self in a world of white privilege.
Told through the visual lens of computer animation by Estrid Åkermark, My White Friends tells his story of being a child of mixed heritage and rejecting the need to conform for acceptance. In this R&B fused track, Rey manages to write a catchy chorus with a highly-commendable production which drives the bassline with ample satisfaction.
The Swedish/Asian artist has challenged the music industry’s representation of Asians, gender stereotypes and isn’t scared to tackle race. Its story-telling of uncomfortable truths.
Contains strong language