✬ Stories Steeped in Sound ✬
SCENE OF THE MONTH: KYRA SKYE
"I mixed the whole album in my home studio and now it's done. Now it's in the releasing phase. It’s kind of wild to be releasing it while the world is opening up. It feels very much symbolic in that way. I am grateful to be in this phase of my music while the world is in its phase of reopening and healing as well."
PLANNED PARENTHOOD BENEFIT CONCERT
“To [also] be one of the performers is crazy because you’re actively creating the space for the event to happen and then also sharing energy in that space,” she said. “That’s another reason why I like Planned Parenthood is that they create spaces for people to feel safe and to be safe.”
MUSICIAN WRITES, PRODUCES, AND PERFORMS
"'It’s not as scary as you think,' Skye said. 'Trust yourself and what you believe, because that’s what you will receive. Do the things that make you happy — genuinely, genuinely make you happy — because those are the things that are pulling you in the direction where you need to go.'"
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 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."