Alternative artist WRYT returns with his first release of 2022, ‘Risk & Fear’. The new offering fuses together grunge inspired guitars and rock sensibilities with incisive social consciousness. Working with producer Gabriel Solomon Wison, the pair have created a driving, triumphant track that they hope will elevate spirits and bring a sense of unity at live shows. His work stands with the oppressed and directionless in which he hopes through his intentionally crafted lyrics be the voice for the voiceless.
WRYT about the track –
‘It poses the question of is the risk of failure worth the immeasurable reward? I’ve watched a number of family members and friends find their own successes in areas that I perceived I’d failed. However the joy that’s found in those areas is what continues to push me forward’
Coming from a musical family, WRYT has been heavily influenced by those around him. His Father is a gospel artist and was a former headliner at The Cotton Club in New York City, whilst his brother is an incredible drummer who was fortunate enough to tour the world with his former metal band, which he hopes to one day do the same. WRYT’S first concert was with a rock group called ‘Audio Adrenaline’ which he has fond memories of; this also ignited his interest in performing as a career. Having battled through mental health challenges most of his adult life, music is key to his serenity and is his constant companion when the world is tough.
Outside of music WRYT is passionate about the fight for equality and justice, he believes in protecting human life as well as our planet. He often relaxes by hiking and getting out into the woods. He lives by the statement that ‘wilderness makes you better’ so if it includes the outdoors and the possibility of getting hurt then you can count him in.
Some previous successes WRYT has are magazine features, including Music Connection Magazine, Vents Magazine and Rawckus Magazine who described that ‘his evocative voice infuses the lyrics with passionate urgancy’.