Saya Gray - QWERTY II [EP]

Dirty Hit

Pitchfork: Rising 

“Even at its brisk length, QWERTY contains enough space for you to get lost inside it. And for Gray, lost is one of the most fun places you can be” ~ Pitchfork

“an exhilarating reintroduction to a new self-sufficient artistic voice that’s bound to push, jolt and reinvent” – Dazed 

“a folky, experimental and lightly psychedelic body of work that’s bursting with energy” – The Face

“Gray’s strange restraint and restless curiosity are entirely the point: In its scattered and shaggy structure, there’s something compelling to be found around every melodic corner, whether on your second or tenth listen. In this way, the album feels like a worthy inheritor of Frank Ocean’s lo-fi masterpiece Blonde. Gray layers her scratchy voice upon itself to build breathtaking harmonies, and the tones she wrings out of her guitar and bass are impeccable.” – Time Magazine, Top 10 Albums of 2022 (#2)

“pits [Radiohead’s] The Bends-era cynicism against enigmatic, barked lyrics about enemies and lovers” – The Guardian 

“The Japanese-Canadian artist lets loose about a relationship on shaky ground as she sings ‘This is the last time, this is the last chance for you and I’ over Radiohead-esque chords. There’s a bite to her delivery that marks out the fact she is no fool, even if there’s an element of sentimentality to her offer. Death, romance, and big hooks combine to create something immediately alluring.” – The FADER

“…a new artist with a wide creative palette” – NPR, “All Songs Considered”

“the latest signee to London label Dirty Hit arrives with the amorphous and ambitious song collage” – NYLON

“imbues everything from traditional Asian instruments, steel guitar and bird calls, to trip-hop drums, carefully rapped verses, vocal samples, and a scrappy acoustic guitar into the song. The resulting track is a fascinating and infectious combination. Through every odd elements, every stop and start, you get the sense that Gray is completely deliberate about where the song is meant to go — and luckily for us, only she knows.” – CONSEQUENCE

“Saya Gray shows off her fascinating and absorbing new perspective” – Notion

 “Saya invites us back into her dreamy sonic world; we open with haunting acoustic chords, evoking the folk ballads of Elliott Smith before her vocals break through to take centre stage” – The Line of Best Fit 


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