BEHIND THE MUSIC
A Story Steeped in Sound
SUMMER BEAT | KYRA SKYE
"In the season finale of Summer Beat, I sat down with one of the most enthusiastic people I have ever met. Kyra and I were supposed to have done this months ago but I am so happy it worked out like this in the end. The 19-year-old singer-songwriter and producer from Nyack, New York is filling up her music resume like nobody's business; and the best part is that she's actually excellent at all of it."
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT SERIES – KYRA SKYE
“‘I Wonder’ is a reminder that you are meant to be who you are, even when it feels like life is going against you. When you go through the hard stuff, the muck, the growing pains of life- it sucks, it’s scary and it’s painful. It might even feel like a huge setback. But it’s going through these trails and tribulations that help you grow into an even better version of yourself.”
THE HAUNT - KYRA SKYE
"Kyra Skye was first to appear onstage, accompanied by sophomore drummer Leah Byck. With the stage lights reflecting off of her silver sequined leggings, she performed five alternative songs from her debut album “Summer Nights,” switching between two guitars and singing with powerful, belted vocals."
THE CORNELL DAILY SUN
TEST SPIN: KYRA SKYE — SUMMER NIGHTS
"Kyra Skye is a student in Ithaca College, bassist for the band Izzy True and, now, a solo artist. Her EP, Summer Nights, represents memories, dedication and affection. Skye worked on Summer Nights for a month, recording, producing and mastering all five songs on her own. Skye plays and sings everything on the EP, excluding the drums on the tracks “Room 217” and “Suffocate.” Not only is her music touching and personal, but the music is well-arranged and coherent."
Never miss a beat.
Singer-Songwriter / Multi-Instrumentalist / Producer / Recording Engineer
Kyra Skye is a young, dynamic artist who commands every aspect of her life. Whether that be single-handedly writing, producing, and mastering her first solo EP, touring the country and performing in highly-acclaimed music festivals, producing beats for other artists, or scoring films for documentaries, Skye ensures that she has her hands in every pot.
Self recorded, mixed and produced, Kyra Skye’s debut EP Summer Nights shook airwaves in August 2017. The genre-defying record touched listeners with her distinct and unique style. Summer Nights depicts memories of affection, dipped with a startling edge of growling vocals and soaring harmonies. Her songs have layers of intimacy and dedication, but don’t shy away from fierce autonomy and self-appreciation. Skye's lyrics paint images of specific places, people, and moments in time, while the instrumentation grounds the melody into a cohesive, intimate work of art.
Kyra Skye began her musical career at age three with the violin. She then learned the piano when she was seven. After an obsession with The Beatles (that still continues today), she picked up the guitar at age twelve and has been rockin’ and rollin’ ever since. Skye excels at other instruments, including the bass guitar and ukulele. Each of the instruments she plays adds depth to her compelling vocals that fill an entire room, seizing every moment to make her voice heard.
An inspirational artist, Kyra Skye has earned her reputation as a talented musician and skillful performer. As the bassist of the band Izzy True, she has toured extensively around the United States, playing shows in different states every night. In September 2018, she performed at the Cayuga Sound Festival alongside the X Ambassadors, The Roots, K. Flay, and more. Furthermore, she toured Austin, TX, and performed at the SXSW Music Festival in March 2018. Izzy True released their full-length LP SadBad on Friday, August 3, 2018, where Skye provides grooving bass lines and powerful backing vocals.
Skye is currently working on her second album while attending Ithaca College, where she studies Writing and Audio Production.
Summer Nights is available on Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon Music and kyraskye.com.