REO CRAGUN RELEASES GROWING PAINS TODAY VIA VIRGIN RECORDS; ARTIST, PRODUCER, AND SONGWRITER PREMIERES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE, “ON MY WAY”

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REO CRAGUN RELEASES GROWING PAINS TODAY VIA VIRGIN RECORDS
ARTIST, PRODUCER, AND SONGWRITER PREMIERES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE, “ON MY WAY”
REO CRAGUN TO JOIN LIL YACHTY ON THE TEENAGE TOUR THIS SUMMER
August 4th, 2017 – (Hollywood, CA) – Artist, producer, and songwriter Reo Cragun releases the mixtape Growing Pains, out now via Virgin Records and available at all digital partners.  Watch the video for his new single “On My Way” HERE.  The video was directed by Brendan Vaughan (Lil Yachty, Young Thug, Juicy J) and shot in Washington- Reo’s home state.  Pigeons & Planes declares, “Reo Cragun is having a momentthe ‘On My Way’ video is truly epic.  It’s a powerful video that places Reo against some of nature’s most formidable scenery, and Reo holds his own.  The combination of song and video exudes determination and confidence that only comes with knowing what it’s like to struggle…Reo is just getting started, but he’s clearly prepared to make a major impact.”
 
“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 the 23- year old Cragun who’s now based in Los Angeles.  “They’re about the pain that comes with those changes, but also about recognizing the fact that you’ve got to go through that pain.”
Throughout Growing Pains, Reo shows a raw vulnerability that he traces back to his upbringing. Raised by his mother and his aunt (both single moms), Cragun faced various adversities growing up, including a father in prison. But he excelled in academics and earned a full scholarship to pursue a degree in biology. Cragun hoped to become a doctor before his grandmother’s unexpected death led to a change of heart. He dropped out of school, gave up his scholarship, and dedicated himself to making music – the one thing that has always remained constant in his life.  After playing music for most of his childhood – including taking up trumpet in sixth grade – Cragun honed his musicianship from an early age and now plays piano, violin, guitar and more.
His recent track, “Night Crawler,” is the latest in a string of critically well-received alt-hip-hop/R&B tracks that Cragun has released over the past year. His 2016 breakthrough “Inconsiderate”has amassed over three million Spotify streams and led to Cragun’s collaboration with Nipsey Hussle on “Lost” – a slow-burning early-2017 single that’s now racked up more than 353K streams to date. With the follow-up release of “Peso” in March, Cragun scored over 1.2 million streams and earned praise from the likes of Earmilk, who noted his “captivating production” and a lyrical candor that “dives deep into a discussion about his personal drive and journey with music.”
Catch Reo Cragun on the Teenage tour with Lil Yachty this summer. Please see below for all upcoming dates.
“TEENAGE” TOUR DATES WITH LIL YACHTY
8/11     Dallas, TX                               Bomb Factory
8/12     Houston, TX                          Warehouse Live!
8/13     New Orleans, LA                   The Joy Theater
8/15     Orlando, FL                            Hard Rock Live
8/16     Jacksonville, FL                     Mavericks
8/17     Columbia, SC                        Music Farm
8/18     Norfolk, VA                           The NorVa
8/22     Baltimore, MD                      Rams Head Live
8/23     Washington, D.C.                 Echo Stage
8/24     Philadelphia, PA                   Electric Factory
8/25     New York, NY                       Terminal 5
8/26     Boston, MA                           The Wilbur
8/28     Royal Oak, MI                       Royal Oak Music Theatre
8/30     Milwaukee, WI                     The Rave
8/31     St. Paul, MN                          Myth
9/2       Salt Lake City, UT                  The Complex
9/3       Seattle, WA                           Bumbershoot Festival
9/5       Denver, CO                            Ogden Theatre
9/6       Albuquerque, NM                The Historic El Rey Theatre
9/14     Las Vegas, NV                       Brooklyn Bowl
9/16     Los Angeles, CA                    The Novo
9/18     San Diego, CA                       The Observatory
9/19     Santa Ana, CA                       The Observatory
9/21     San Francisco, CA                 The Warfield
9/23     Portland, OR                         Roseland Theatre
9/24     Vancouver, BC                      P.N.E. Forum
10/20   Atlanta, GA                           The Fox Theatre
“Reo Cragun is having a momentthe‘On My Way’ video is truly epic.  It’s a powerful video that places Reo against some of nature’s most formidable scenery, and Reo holds his own.  The combination of song and video exudes determination and confidence that only comes with knowing what it’s like to struggle…Reo is just getting started, but he’s clearly prepared to make a major impact.”
 

 

“‘Peso’ sees Reo Cragun flex his impressive vocals over captivating production.  He harnesses infectious vocals and layers them on top of modern production to produce a contemporary vibe that leaves us wanting more.”
 

 

“Fast-rising Washington spitter, Reo Cragun, returns to the scene dropping off a new song called ‘Peso,’ and it’s pretty fire.  Reo shows off his versatility and both raps & croons effortlessly over the infectious production…(while) his track ‘Lost’ is a moody and impressive offering that showcases the young artist’s vocal ability and builds on his appeal and unique sound.”
 
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