You can find that wistful, frightening realization a lot of of us have on the cusp of getting older people that very little – completely nothing – is likely to keep the similar. Canadian pop-region songbird Sylvia Kay captures that heady blend of emotions so wonderfully in her new one “Legacy” – accessible now.
“Legacy” starts out shimmering with mellow beats beneath, and then Kay’s voice arrives in ethereal and crystalline, painting a watercolor of her hometown – the blue skies, the violets, the dusty, tree-lined backroad in which her father used to speed. She’s hunting around, soaking it in, taking mental snapshots, and using us alongside on this journey to adulthood. “What does residing on the edge of seventeen even imply? / All these persons tryna explain to me who they want me to be,” she sings.
It was in the approach of sitting down down to publish “Legacy” that the realization came to the Caledon East, Ontario-primarily based artist that she was ideal on the precipice of a total new lifestyle. “In August of 2021, the songwriting method really commenced and it hit me that this was my final 12 months of substantial faculty, my previous year in this hometown, and the previous time I might see a lot of these folks at any time yet again,” Kay remembers. “The total initially half of the tune is precisely that: reminiscing and the nostalgia powering it all. The next 50 % is all about the method to maturity – that there was something so a great deal increased over and above, a whole world I hadn’t found out yet.”
Fittingly, she started out crafting the tune on an aged piano in her parents’ basement, which she experienced had given that she was 5 many years outdated. She completed the track with VEC Enjoyment Group’s Bruno Vecchio and Acrylic Recording’s Harley Tamblin, who assisted her aim the lyrics and incorporate a killer guitar line and some magnificent harmonies.
Sylvia Kay is a vivid new talent who lived most of her everyday living in a little town in Ontario. As a boy or girl, she had awful stage fright, but with the enable of some beloved songs lecturers, Lisa and Nick Carione at INKey Audio Studio, she overcame her shyness. 10 several years later on, the phase feels like her household, and she is a Tunes Minister at her parish and writes songs any chance she receives.
Kay received her begin taking part in stay shows previous yr at Bolton’s Journey of Hope and, in February 2021, released her 1st single, “Wild,” a direct reflection of her inner thoughts, a diary in the shape of song lyrics and melodies.
Sylvia Kay’s new single “Legacy” is available now.
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