LA/CDMX-based duo Adore Me, producer Mario Del Rio and vocalist Rayne Lew, formed after meeting in a mutual friend’s band. They immediately connected over a shared love for gaming, anime, and music.
Adore Me’s sound blends darkwave, industrial, and electronic pop influences while exploring themes ranging from mythology to desire to horror. Their second EP, Kira #1, balances both dark and light, painting a picture of modern love on tracks like MABH and Kira #1, to the hunger of a blood-thirsty death goddess on Bruise and Psyphon. Lew’s lyrics and delivery fuse melancholia, sexuality, and empowerment. Del Rio’s production forms intricate, majestic soundscapes that also feel playful. The pair’s sound is a study of opposites - ominous yet often taking a tongue-in-cheek approach.