RHEO UNO QuickFire Questions

"I think a Latino beat has that sensuous vibe about it, and hey Tequila is my fave shot, so that found itself way into the mix too."
15 October 2021

By Frank Bell

Rising pop starRheo Uno channels as much sexual tension as she could into her new track Señorita and answers to our QuickFire questions.

What was the first album you bought?

19 by Adele, I was 10 years old and obsessed with Chasing Pavements, I remember singing it in the back of the car on the way to my gymnastics classes

Who are some of your biggest musical inspirations and why?

I was and still am inspired by Usher and Neyo, I can listen to their albums all day, everyday.
I must confess to being a Belieber too, I saw Justin 3 times in a week on the Believe tour. I actually attribute my vocal riff ability to him, as I practiced his melody patterns religiously when I was a teenager, before I ever started singing properly.

What are some non-musical inspirations that motivate your music?

Cliche, but just life. I look at everyday situations, relationships, emotions and pick out the detail or the things not said, to make into a song.

Sometimes, even a quote I might see on socials can become a complete song. “Good Girl” is a song that developed from a quote I’d seen.

I like my songs to be conversational as if I’m telling a story or asking a question that the listener is already familiar with.

Tell us about your single ’Señorita’?

For Senorita, I wanted to channel as much sexual tension as I could into a song, know in the films when they’re in a club and they’re dancing, they’re sweaty and it’s ridiculously sensual, I wanted senorita to be the soundtrack for something like that.

I think a Latino beat has that sensuous vibe about it, and hey Tequila is my fave shot, so that found itself way into the mix too.

Everyone asks if I’m the Senorita in the song, but it’s actually every girl who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go and get it.

What have you got lined up for the rest of the year (2021)?

I’m working on a huge collab right now with an International dance DJ, but that’s top-secret, so I can’t say too much.

I’m back in the Monarchy studios working with Charlie Drew throughout Nov and Dec, but that’s material for release at the end of ‘22. We’ve already recorded enough tracks to fill an album, or we may release as 2 separate  EPs early next year, we’ve not decided yet.

We’ve got big plans for some live shows next year, so we’re working on putting them together and getting rehearsals underway. Support from BBC Introducing has been massive for me this year, so I want to build on that and you might even hear a little Christmas original if we get a chance to record  it in time.