Reef LorettoReef was born in Minneapolis and raised in Dhahran, in a Saudi-American household, the eldest of three siblings. He started playing piano in early elementary school and began writing original music the summer after eighth grade. A large theme of his work has to do with conflicted identity, a feeling of being forever "out of place". He grew up in a religious Muslim household and throughout his childhood struggled with what felt like overwhelmingly rigid definitions of "right" and "wrong". He found a voice in music early on and has held onto it ever since. He now lives and works in Brooklyn, NYC.