Saya Gray - QWERTY [EP]

Dirty Hit

“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

“pits [Radiohead’s] The Bends-era cyncism 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

Last year, Saya Gray released a collection of songs that introduced the world to her stunningly detailed music – entitled ‘19 MASTERS’, it demonstrated her unique ability to create a collage of sounds that felt both comforting and disorienting, vast yet intimate. Preferring to make her music in periods of intense isolation ‘19 MASTERS’ surfaced as the perfect calling card from the Japanese-Canadian artist. Today, she releases a body of work that signifies an exciting new chapter in her journey: QWERTY.  ‘QWERTY’ is a multi-faceted project that will continue further into the year, consisting of recorded music, live shows and visuals. The first part consists of a 7-track EP released today on Dirty Hit (Wolf Alice, Rina Sawayama, beabadoobee) and perfectly encapsulates her genuinely unique method of creation.  (Continue reading full bio on DISCO)


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