BLOSSOM REYNOLDS - Releases Cover of Puddle of Mudd's "She Hates Me"

It all started with a single tweet. Cleveland-based rapper/musician Blossom Reynolds was driving around one day with Puddle of Mudd's "She Hates Me" stuck in his head, when he came to one solid conclusion: “this song is an underrated BOP!”

Like most of the thoughts in Reynolds' head, it was immediately Tweeted. "I had some people agree with me and a friend and fellow artist known as Drag Daze tweeted at me 'bet u won’t sample it.' At that moment, the idea was planted," says Reynolds.

Today, you can hear the emo rapper's take on the 2002 smash hit. "I originally was going to have a friend just sample the guitar and make a completely different song with it, but listening to it again, I never noticed how inherently emo the song really is," says Reynolds. "I mean 'she hates me, i tried too hard and she tore my feelings like i had none' is pretty SAD, ha. I was already in talks with sorrowbringer from Ukraine about collabing on a song, then I heard this beat while I had the 'she hates me' lyrics on my mind and it all just came together."

Drawing influence from playing in bands in the past (most notably the punk ensemble Crookshanks), Reynolds merges a familiar pop-punk sound over melodic trap and pop beats to create a vibe that is simultaneously upbeat and somber.

Since starting his solo project in May 2018, Reynolds has released a 5 song EP, 11 singles, and featured on a handful of other songs in the rap/hip-hop community. He's headlined two shows in his hometown of Cleveland, as well as opening for acts such as Shinigami, 93feetofsmoke, and familypet. For the months to come, Reynolds has a 4 song collab EP with producer The Tear God, slated for a Spring release, and is currently working on new videos and upcoming shows.