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TS Graye – MY2

TS Graye

MY2‘ – or Murder You 2 – is a remarkable introduction to an incredibly special new artist: TS Graye. At just seventeen years old, the Bristol singer-songwriter packs an almighty punch with her first release; powerful, smoky vocals glide atop smooth beats and neat production touches, with dark yet humorous lyricism inspired by her love of horror movies (fact: if she wasn’t a musician, she’d be pursuing a career as a makeup artist for horror shows).
Produced by Louis Mattrs, who she met online, ‘MY2’ is the first track from an EP due in October. In TS Graye’s words, “I wrote MY2 after finding out that someone I loved had broken my trust. It reflects the different and conflicting emotions I felt in the aftermath of that situation. At first, I play it off and try to fool myself that I’m cool with what has happened, but, in reality, I’m angry and hurting, hence the aggressive switch in the lyrics and production. I think you have to acknowledge and work through those feelings to accept the shit that happens and leave it in the past.
Growing up in the West Country, TS Graye’s influences never strayed far from home; trip hop and the sounds of neighbouring Bristol (e.g. Massive AttackTrickyPortishead) play out heavily in her music, but true to her generation she discovered most of the music she loves online (she references Lana Del ReyBanksPost Malone and Drake and her sound invokes likeness to greats RihannaSZAAlicia Keys and Jorja Smith). Self-taught, TS Graye learned how to produce and play piano from her bedroom and has been writing two songs a week since she was thirteen.
Despite spanning genres, exploring multiple perspectives, and experimenting with different vocal styles, ‘MY2′ works; it is natural, smooth and believable, showcasing a sophistication that belies her age. TS Graye’s intricate lyricism must also not be overlooked. With this single, she engages wordplay and double entendre – the line “guess I have to murder you 2” has multiple meanings, as does “f*ck with your beauty“.
Living in a small town encouraged TS Graye to explore the bounds of her creativity, and nowadays her passions outside of music include experimenting with make-up and working on a zine, which she has put into print ready to distribute alongside the release of her first pieces of original material.
The debut single ‘MY2‘ (“This ain’t just a heartbreak, this ain’t just a heartache…”) will be closely followed by next release ‘Rich Or Poor’ (“I don’t care about the past no more, just tell me that you love me…”). Sincere, evocative, relevant and inspired: TS Graye is an artist full of promise.
TS Graye
‘MY2’ – or Murder You 2 – is a remarkable introduction to an incredibly special new artist: TS Graye. At just seventeen years old, the Bristol singer-songwriter packs an almighty punch with her first release; powerful, smoky vocals glide atop smooth beats and neat production touches, with dark yet humorous lyricism inspired by her love of horror movies

Ryder – Sade

Ryder

Ryder is truly a modern songstress of the new school music generation. Having quickly risen above the noise with a star power and vocal ability reminiscent of divas like Bjork, Florence and Sia and demonstrating the reckless songwriting spirit of a young M.I.A. Her sound is a mixture of slow, floating melodies and soulful yet left-of-center and unapologetic lyrics; ear candy packed with endless introspection. Ryder’s quirky, eclectic style and unconventional voice have gained her a massive and dedicated following and recognition in a short time. With only a few releases out the gate, her forthcoming work is highly anticipated and hotly tipped for future endeavors.

Growing up in NY, Ryder was considered a child prodigy, starting to sing at just the age of 3. She dove heavily into classical, choral, opera and folk music. Having a natural writing ability that started to develop while messing around in the studio of a family member who was a notable producer of music for shows like Entertainment Tonight & Access Hollywood. By her mid-teens Ryder was hopping around studios in NYC writing and recording with writer/producers like Dave Tozer (“All of Me” John Legend), Angela Hunte (“New York State of Mind” Jay-Z/Alicia Keys”), Claude Kelly (“Party in the USA” Miley Cyrus), Frankie Storm (“Take A Bow” Rihanna) and Jeremy Skaller (“Down” Jay Sean). Thereafter, attending NYU with other buzzing classmates like Gallant, Felix Snow and RL Grime. Upon her move to LA, Ryder spent two years locked in the studio developing her sound and then practically making waves overnight with the release of her first single “Pretty Little Gangster”. Big channels like Mr.Suicide Sheep got wind of her sound and started blasting her music to their massive audiences. Since that time and with more releases under her belt, Ryder has only continued to grow creatively and in popularity with each release. Despite a noisy market of indie artists coming up these days, Ryder is clear standout from the frey both vocally and as a songwriter, amassing an incredible amount of views, streams and fan support across the internet and all platforms. Over the past year, once again Ryder was locked away in the studio with everyone from JKash to Dave Sitek, Tim Anderson, Chris Braide, Daniel Heath, Paul Phamous, Cody Tarpley and most recently electronic duo Broods cooking up a catalogue of new material and honing her creativity further.

Ryder
Ryder is truly a modern songstress of the new school music generation. Having quickly risen above the noise with a star power and vocal ability reminiscent of divas like Bjork, Florence and Sia and demonstrating the reckless songwriting spirit of a young M.I.A.