New Sounds: Dutch ReBelle is a rose among thorns on ‘No Stems’



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Dutch ReBelle is continuously proving she is a powerhouse in the Boston music scene with each new project she releases, and today’s No Stems is no exception.

In her first official collection of songs since her 2015 EP Kiss Kiss, ReBelle displays her unapologetic confidence and introspective honesty over nine tracks. The collection starts off with “I Can’t,” a verifiable banger produced by AyyDot, and includes previously released tunes like “Stripper” and “Not Sleeping.” ReBelle switches things up on the slower, sax-infused “Miss Me,” which demonstrates an R&B side of ReBelle that we don’t see often.

With samplings including Bob Marley’s “Is This Love” and Ellie Goulding’s “Lights,” ReBelle proves she is a musical chameleon on No Stems, molding an array of genres into her own sound while still delivering her recognizable flow and poetic lyricism.

“In preparation for my Bang Bang project, here is a collection of songs with lost stems and/or samples that I wanted to share with my supporters,” she writes online. “To all my Black Roses in this Jungle, this project represents raw and unapologetic vibes. No Stems attached.”

Until she drops Bang Bang, be sure to get your Dutch ReBelle fix by listening to No Stems, and catch her live and in action at Lysten Boston’s Tremont Takeover on September 16 at the Wang Theatre.

Featured photo via Dutch ReBelle/Facebook.