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:
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When D.C. venues were ready to reopen after COVID-19, indie pop duo GLOSSER was ready to perform. The two, Riley Fanning and Corbin Sheehan, formed the band pre-COVID out of a shared aesthetic vision and passion for music storytelling.
Their first album *DOWNER* was released in January 2023, however they have decided to release a [__deluxe version__](https://open.spotify.com/album/0KLORhtj3ohV4FtbdjoKu5?si=iNZX9fiZSm2M6V8pRdBkow) exactly one year later containing four new tracks – two remixes, a reimagined song, and a cover – that they are hoping will give it a second life and allow them to continue performing around the area.
The band explains that they have spent many shows opening for touring bands that traveled through D.C. “We made music and then venues started to open again,” Sheehan says. Rather than having the “typical grungy” D.C. band experience, they uniquely went straight to club shows.