By: Staff –
Goth industrial singer-songwriter, I Ya Toyah is back with her new single “Pray”, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
The track, written, produced and performed by I Ya Toyah and produced, mixed and mastered by Nick Palazzo at Evolution Recording, is the third of five singles that compile into I Ya Toyah’s new EP, Out of Order, coming June 18th to all streaming services. I Ya Toyah’s sophomore EP is now available for download or physical CD exclusively on bandcamp. Everyone who preorders instantly gets the streaming and download access to the first two singles off the EP
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 is currently awaiting new tour dates confirmations with Stabbing Westward and her Northwest US and Canadian tour, as they were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.