RENAE’s infectious pop melodies, soothing vocals, cutting edge productions, and mindful messages are all elements of her music that make her absolutely one of a kind. RENAE is truly a pioneer in a new genre, which she calls Spiritual / Pop or Conscious Pop — music that inspires inner and outer harmony in the world. In French, RENAE means “reborn” and through her unique music, RENAE creates an experience of storytelling, self-discovery, and celebration. Her highly anticipated debut album, “Align,” due out in 2017, is centered on the metaphors of each chakra and will inspire individuals to connect with their souls as a way to live their most authentic and conscious lives.
Signed to Universal Music Publishing and Arthouse Entertainment, RENAE (aka Cristi Vaughan) has worked with some of the world's biggest pop music players, writing and placing songs with artists such as Meghan Trainor, 5 Seconds of Summer, Troye Sivan, Aluna George, Leona Lewis, and Little Mix, as well as penning many placements on TV and film. RENAE’s primary team member, producer, and husband (Matt Naylor) has achieved thousands of placements including tracks in Gone Girl, X-Men - Days of Future Past, Django Unchained, Lincoln, and has engineered projects for Selena Gomez, Casting Crowns, and Jason Mraz.
Going through a “quarter life crisis” when she turned 25, RENAE would soon find herself on a journey that would undoubtedly change the course of her life and music career. “I had been working in the music industry since I was 19 and somewhere in the midst of it, I lost myself. A spiritual book called, The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle fell in my lap and as I read it, I felt like something profound was shifting in me. Shortly after, I went to a 6-day mindfulness retreat at Spirit Rock Retreat Center in Northern California. It was a silent retreat, meaning all 100 of us didn’t speak for 6 days straight and were challenged to simply sit with ourselves, meditate, do yoga, mindfully eat, hike and draw. This was a transformative experience, where I was introduced to mindfulness and self-care for the first time. From there, I started exploring spirituality and psychology more by reading books, adopting a mindful lifestyle, and redefining my purpose and meaning in life. Through this awakening, I've felt called to help inspire others to find their own alignment with who they really are, because when you live from that place, you live your best life and change the world at the same time.”
“My goal is to use my voice and artistry to raise the vibration of our planet! Music is one of the best ways to do this, as it speaks directly to the soul and body, transcending the intellectual parameters that so often divide us. My new purpose in life is simply love -- to feel it within and to spread it to others. I plan to create many albums of work, tour the world, and give love to as many people as possible.”
RENAE’s music is not solely about RENAE, but about everyone who takes the time to listen. Her inspiring message is about healing together, growing together, and helping others to become “reborn” into the best version of themselves. “I hope these songs resonate and serve others in their own journey of self-exploration and alignment with their true nature. “
Truth + Dare Podcast
w/ Allie and Carly
An Interview With
Pop Singer RENAE
On Her New Music
All About Chakras!
All Access Music
Ripples” Lyric Video
RENAE Talks Chakras
Conscious Pop Artist
Brings Chakras To
Life Through Music
Uses the Body’s
Chakras to Create
RENAE Releases “Ripples” Lyric Video
Amazing Songstress RENAE Talks Chakras, Music, and More
Conscious Pop Artist Brings Chakras To Life Through Music
Conscious Connection Magazine
Songwriter Renae Uses the Body’s Chakras to Create ‘Align’