I Ya Toyah has released her latest single, ‘Pray.’ The track, written, produced and performed by I Ya Toyah and produced, mixed and mastered by Nick Palazzo at Evolution Recording, is available on all streaming platforms on Friday, April 9th.
‘Pray’ is the third of five singles that compile into I Ya Toyah’s new E.P. Out of Order. The track takes audiences through the journey of a mental landscape troubled by isolation and insanity. It begins with I Ya Toyah whispering “pray for me.” The whisper transforms into a soulful and powerful vocalization in the choruses, then explodes into an angry scream at the end of the song,
“I am an atheist, but the song and its lyrics go beyond any religion here. It is an outreach for hope — an ask for the sign that there is a future waiting for us in the times where the values we all stand by no longer define humanity,” says I Ya Toyah.
I Ya Toyah’s sophomore EP is now available for download or physical CD exclusively on bandcamp, and on June 18th on all streaming services. Everyone who preorders instantly gets the streaming and download access to the first two singles off the EP. Her music video for her second single off the EP, ‘Concrete,’ filmed by Joel Lopez of Lumbra Productions released on March 17th on I Ya Toyah’s Youtube channel.
I Ya Toyah is currently awaiting new tour dates confirmations with Stabbing Westward and her Northwest US and Canadian tour, as they got postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic spread.
About I Ya Toyah
I Ya Toyah landed here to spread the disease of music and infect the human race. She is a one woman army that blends the chaos and balance with a familiar vibe of industrial electronica sound. Her music is a fusion of smooth, cutting edge vocals, surreal guitars, hypnotizing beats and multiple electronic synth elements arising into dark arrangements that, combined with storytelling lyrics, respond to the paranoia of everyday reality.
The meaning behind the name I Ya Toyah sustains these values- when spoken out loud, in
Polish it means It’s Just Me. Born and raised in Poland’s tough reality, she migrated to the USA as a young adult to seek a better life and musical fulfillment. Code Blue, I Ya Toyah’s self written, recorded and produced debut album- was released on October 26th, 2018 and got
immediate recognition in the music industry and stellar reviews from top industrial electronic magazines in USA, Europe, Australia and South America.
I Ya Toyah is known for her live show — a mind-changing experience bringing a mix of captivating sounds and consciousness-expanding visuals, wrapped together by atmospheric finish of pulsating lights and engaging performance of one woman army taking control over multiple instruments and…the spectators. Within the year following an album release she showcased her talent in multiple cities playing concerts in legendary venues such as Warehouse (La Crosse), TheForge (Joliet), Club Anything (Milwaukee), Chop Shop (Chicago), Granada Theater (Dallas), Elysium (Austin), The Masquerade- Hell ( Atlanta),Soundstage ( Baltimore), Reggies ( Chicago), recordBar ( KCMO), Thalia Hall ( Chicago) and more, and sharing the stage with Mortiis, Grendel, Adoration Destroyed, Cyanotic, Conformco, Zwaremachine and many others.
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