All Hell Breaks Loose
Greya gnarls confidence and empathy, resolute clarity and an open-ended wish, into an artistic ambition that is distinctly her own.
She’s only 21, but she’s already spent more than a decade writing, singing, and reconciling the ugly with the beautiful. Now, armed with a bold new collection of songs that playfully experiment with big melodies, EDM polish, vintage pop, and avant-garde combinations, Greya is staking out her own territory not as just a powerhouse vocalist and skilled storyteller, but as a provocative stylist who takes risks. Greya’s debut single “He,” which she wrote with Grammy-winning producer Shannon Sanders, is out now. The track strolls through praise for a devoted lover and sampled chants that land like modern-day doo-wop before snarling into a gut-wrenching twist. 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.