Having already kicked off 2022 in style with his highly-praised efforts ‘Risk & Fear’ and ‘Fierce’ earlier in the year, alternative artist WRYT is back once again as he drops the anthemic new single ‘Charlatan’.
Written, recorded, and produced by WRYT during quarantine, ‘Charlatan’ continues that broad and thunderous direction he has cultivated for himself over the last few years. With its raw and pulsing energy, matched by his rich and euphoric vocal performance, he has once again delivered a cacophonous offering that demands to be heard.
Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Charlatan’, WRYT said, “Charlatan was written in response to the tragic removal of Haitian migrants in Texas. I was appalled at the use of whips on black immigrants that echoed the same strain and hurt by the Slave Trade. I personally found the act to be incredibly cowardice and without regard for human decency. It only reinforces this notion that power is held by the oppressor, and any chance to grow from this is stifled and choked out.”
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.