Play (Lists)

Greya Drops Amazing Video, “All Hell Breaks Loose”

by The Alchemist

Greya, although only 21, has spent more than a decade writing, singing, and reconciling the ugly with the beautiful. The Philadelphia native began studying singing in earnest at 9, picked up the guitar at 10, and started writing by 11. “From the time I can remember, I thought, I’m going to be a singer,” Greya says. “I was so confident and into it. It wasn’t a matter of if. It was when.” Odds have never really been a match for Greya. She and her twin sister were born deaf, and while both girls regained hearing at about two-months-old, Greya’s appreciation and pursuit of sound can’t help but be shaped in part by the realization that for her, it almost didn’t exist at all. “I think about it sometimes––if my hearing hadn’t developed, I wouldn’t be able to do everything I do now,” she says. “I feel very lucky. Everything I love to do is centered around listening.”

Greya’s newest song, “All Hell Breaks Loose” gives chills to the listener as soon as it first begins. The live version video  has so much emotion that it feels as if she is literally playing right in front of you, even if you are just watching it through your phone. It is a powerhouse performance that oozes horror and thrills, like a slinky pop song fun house.

When asking her about her newest song she says, “The song really just started out a vibe,” shares Greya. My producer was playing around with samples one night at the studio, when one of the hooks in the background kind of caught his ear. We immediately started riffing on top of it, and within minutes we had a roadmap of the song. Something big. A little haunting. But cathartic.”

Check out her newest video below:

The Alchemist

Alchemical Records is your source for music in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia and wordwide! Visit us on your favorite social media site and tell us how Alchemical Records helps you discover and stay current with great artists.

More to explore

Violet Silhouette pose for a press photo at a dining room table that has a knife in the middle.

Zaii Valdes of Violet Silhouette Discusses Musical Heritage

Zaii Valdes of Violet Silhouette discusses new album and proud roots in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
The sound of Violet Silhouette is unlike anything else you’re likely to hear. Their music blends rock and electronic with dance—with a great deal of mystery tossed in for good measure. But however it’s classified, their sound is rather unique.

Singer/guitarist/drummer Zaii Valdes is joined in the group by Dan Potvin and Justin Gianoutsos. The group’s latest EP, “FEVERBLUE,” drops October 20. In anticipation of the latest release, Valdes spoke with Alchemical Records about the new record and, in honor of his Cuban extraction, Hispanic Heritage Month—which kicks off September 15.
How did you first get involved in music?

Being of Cuban heritage, music and dance were very much a part of [my] cultural and familial experience. Not to mention, there was a spiritual aspect to it—trance states and such that could be achieved from rhythm and beat.

Read More »