The beginning of every summer comes with its own blend of dedicated staples: A signature drink, a new favourite spot, and the most alluring staple of them all- a catchy pop song. Milwaukee's sister- duo REYNA (Vic and Gabby Banuelos) are here to deliver your newest summer playlist obsession with their latest single, "The Way I Loved You".
With a soft electro-pop feel and a light production that doesn't feel heavy or bloated, "The Way I Loved You" is the perfect soundtrack to a top-down, sunglasses on, white-clouds day. The flirtatious guitar notes interlaced with the uplifting percussion capture the quintessential feeling of a summer memory.
The song's heavier context of a missed love only manages to elevate its sunk-in impression, rather than detract from it. At the end of the day, what is summer about if not love? "When I went to Mexico for college I was just beginning to discover myself and feeling comfortable with my sexuality," Vic shares. "I fell in love hard for a girl I met and it was the most intense, young crazy love you could imagine. I ended up breaking her heart and simultaneously breaking my own for a very long time. 'The Way I Loved You' is about wanting to love someone new with that same intensity, without caution or fear. But it's almost impossible because every new relationship you're more and more guarded. It's almost like you're protecting your heart instead of letting yourself fall in love."
REYNA's newest signing to Hard 8 management group will hopefully usher in new songs in 2019, creating memories befitting every season, but for now, we are more than happy to settle for this one.