Born and raised in bilingual Montreal, Toronto-based Pop/R&B entertainer, IAMREBELWILL is influenced by the showmanship of Janet Jackson, the eclectic artistry of Prince and the sounds of Montreal-based producer, Kaytranada.
“Hot Blooded” is the launch single of Rebel’s upcoming project, RebelFuturism (late 2020). “”Hot Blooded” is simply an anthem on being free spirited,” declares IAMREBELWILL. “ I spent a huge portion of my life afraid to be myself and this project allows me to finally be authentically Rebel! My ultimate goal is to use my voice to challenge the stereotypical perspective in mainstream pop music and help empower the underrepresented LGTBQ+ and POC community to be fearlessly themselves.”
RebelFuturism, is seductive, contemporary R&B, soaked in the neon bleached nightclub vibes of house bass-lines, infused with irresistible pop hooks and melodies. “It’s a soundtrack for modernity, addressing sexuality, sexual fluidity, identity and equality,” says Rebel. “As a proud queer black man I wanted to create something that gave a voice to my experience and a voice to folks whose stories the majority of time are not told.”
On previous singles, IAMREBELWILL worked with a plethora of critically acclaimed producers including ‘90s R&B producer/songwriter New York born, Jack Knight (BadBoy Entertainment, Diddy, Keyshia Cole, Mario Winans) on “Better” (2018) in Los Angeles, California. “Til the Sun Comes Down (2018),” Rebel’s most played single on Spotify was produced by LA producer, Mantra (Rihanna,Future). Montreal-based Producer/DJ Kent “Majess” Austin (JaggedEdge, RickyJ) produced the heart-felt (“Rewind Part I & II”, 2018).
IAMREBELWILL is already making his mark in a typically progressive and futuristic fashion by partnering up with LGBTQ+ youth charity, It Gets Better Canada and being a spokesperson for Pride Toronto 2020, which featured Rebel on billboards across the city of Toronto as well as ads on their virtual campaigns. Rebel has also opened for a number of Pop/R&B powerhouses in Montreal including Jacquees (2019) Azealia Banks (2019), Tinashe (2018) and more.