On the track, REBEL ignites a different spark within Sixpence None The Richer’s 1998 smash of the same name. It’s a special moment for Casablanca Records as well since Sophie’s father, KISS founder and front man Gene Simmons, was the label’s very first signing in 1973. It brings everything full circle for the modern era of the brand.
The singer, actress, model, designer, and writer comments, “I am honored that Casablanca, REBEL, and the whole team over there thought of me for this project. Of course, I jumped at the chance. This song was my childhood. When I was little, I would sing it imagining what my first kiss would be like. It’s rare to hear a song about romance these days. I hope I did Sixpence None the Richer proud!”
Buzzing worldwide, REBEL continues to turn heads. His remix of James Newton Howard’s “The Hanging Tree” [feat.Jennifer Lawrence] drummed up impressive airplay in early 2015.