Ike Rhein has released the acoustic version of his new song titled ‘Messed It Up’. When you strip enough of the layers you eventually come to the heart. With the original (below) you have the energy mixed with the lyrics. Here, you get that somber elegance with the feeling. From the soul, with a goal, you hear the toll taken and the emotion from that heart on the sleeve delivery from an artist that shows you he is more than you thought. Way more.

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About ‘Messed It Up (Acoustic)’

Earlier this year, Ike Rhein released a hit song with Luh Kel titled, “Messed It Up.” The single has accumulated about 500,000 streams, and the music video has eclipsed one million views. Building on the success of the record, Ike Rhein is back with an acoustic version of “Messed It Up.” The acoustic version of “Messed It Up” brandishes heavenly piano chords from KMKZ and is slowed down to accentuate Sogimura’s production and Ike Rhein’s powerful, emotive vocals.

“Messed It Up” details how hindsight is 20/20. The record is about longing to change something about yourself in order to belong with someone else, but realizing that the whole thing was just a misunderstanding in your head. “Messed It Up” is about taking a failed relationship, turning it into a learning experience, and reflecting on yourself. “There will always be a chance to find love or ‘the one,’ if you will.” Ike Rhein continues, “The hardest part is that sometimes you’ll never know if someone is right for you until you realize someone was wrong for you.”

The acoustic version of “Messed It Up” was mixed and mastered by multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Vinny DeLeon. The release serves as almost a teaser for his upcoming track, “Violin.”

About Ike Rhein

Ike Rhein is a 20-year-old Pop singer from Grand Rapids, Michigan, but is now based in Miami, Florida. Ike Rhein discovered his voice and passion for music at a young age. He learned how to play numerous instruments, and began creating melodies, compositions and songs as a child. Ike Rhein has since been featured in countless media outlets: The Source, LA Weekly, Thisis50, Hip Hop Weekly, ELEVATOR Magazine, The Hype Magazine, etc. He has accumulated millions of streams and views. Ike Rhein has collaborated with various notable talents such as multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Vinny DeLeon, Luh Kel, YN Jay, and Grammy-nominated Andy Vandette. With a fusion of futuristic notes and nostalgic vocals, Ike Rhein’s distinctive sound is on its way to the forefront of the global stage.

All images by Paige Young – @apaigephotography.