TORONTO ARTIST STORRY SHARES SELF-DIRECTED VIDEO FOR A LOST FIND
FORTHCOMING ALBUM CH III: THE COME UP
OUT FEBRUARY 20
ALBUM RELEASE SHOW AT LULA LOUNGE IN TORONTO
ON FEBRUARY 20 – TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
SHOWS IN SHERBROOKE AND MONTREAL, QC ANNOUNCED
Toronto, ON – January 10, 2020 – Today, driven Toronto artist, STORRY, announces her new album, CH III: The Come Up, set for release on February 20. The project launches with her stunning self-directed video for single, A Lost Find – watch it here. STORRY has also announced tour dates in Sherbrooke and Montreal with an album release show on February 20 at Toronto’s iconic Lula Lounge – find more info here, and all details below.
A Lost Find was self-directed, edited and produced by STORRY and creative partner, Tom Baum. STORRY recorded the demo for the song in her basement in one take, zero edits. Because they loved the track so much, they decided to film the visual with zero budget on a whim. On the process, STORRY shares, “I believe as creators, the art doesn't always come from us, but sometimes it is channeled through us from a higher source. I was in the townships at Tom's house. He was sitting in front of his piano and he started playing what would now be the intro to A Lost Find. I pressed record on the voice memo on my phone and closed my eyes, making up lyrics and melodies on the spot. By the end of the 5 minutes, where you hear the long-belted note at the end of the song, I was in tears. It had been an emotional ride/journey. Tom and I looked at each other and basically concluded that we had a 90% completed song on our hands. We excitedly and nervously checked that the phone had still been recording. We listened to the voice memo and had to learn the song we had just created in order to replicate it for the final recording you hear now. It was a magical moment.”
“We picked up a camera and went out into the fields where Tom lives and started shooting a video for it. Lucky for us, a few days after the initial shooting in the sunlight, we would have a huge rainstorm. I remember watching the rain cloud coming. I counted out to Tom when the rain would arrive 5-4-3-2 before I could get to one, I became drenched in a matter of seconds. Tom could barely hold the camera straight from all the wind, and was also trying to hold the umbrella over the camera at the same time as shooting. This was the springboard for me getting into film. I realized that if I put my mind to something, I could get it done.”
CH III: The Come Up is based on STORRY’s life. It is about a woman trying to leave the sex-industry and get into the music industry, only to discover that both are equally misogynistic and problematic. She grapples with her relationships with her mother/family, romantic relationships, with her careers, dreams and with money.
STORRY does not live in any specific genre. She, like her music, is multi-dimensional and fluid. She pulls influences from hip hop to opera, reggae to musical theatre. She is an oxymoron and has equal amounts of grit and poise. The album was written with the intent to take the listener on a journey, focusing more on the storrytelling. And her shows are an experience that takes you through peaks and valleys of emotions, a ride with tears, excitement and laughter. That is why STORRY refuses to be boxed into one style of writing, being, branding, medium or avenue of creation. She wants to show that sex-workers, strippers, women, ALL people, are multi-dimensional and cannot be judged or defined on the surface.
STORRY is a seasoned artist trained in classical music who performs Mozart arias with as much confidence as hip hop, R&B, and gospel. Fierce and multifaceted, she writes and produces all her music. STORRY's voice quality is second to none, and she uses and enhances her incredible sonorous gifts with prophecies witty, raw, and life-changing. She preaches from experience. Lots of it. Her songs offer an honest portrait of life as a woman: it's an image everybody can recognize, even if they don't want to. Her poetic and musical creativity is unapologetic and fearless. In releasing her music, STORRY is leaving the shadows and showing us the result of decades of artistic work.
STORRY released her debut single, Leave My Heart Behind - on May 31, 2019 to critical acclaim. Music Crowns called it "a new chapter in music," that her vocals "must be heard to be believed," and that "STORRY, with her on-point delivery and shattering vocals, will be the next big name in music." A&R Factory said that "STORRY has the style, talent and soul to ensure that her sound stands out with absolute distinction." Montreal Rampage said that "she can belt it out like nobody’s business, hitting the high notes with crystalline precision and driving it all home with intense passion and heart-wrenching honesty." A promising start; and this is just the tip of the iceberg. STORRY writes and produces her music, and is intrinsically involved in all aspects of her career from designing album covers to producing music videos. Her art is authentic to the max, and her raw talent is mind boggling. If it doesn't touch you, it will hit you in the face.
STORRY released three more singles to date: House & a Range a tribute to her mom, You Don’t Know Me (Nah Nah) a funky summer bop. She also released Another Man which was produced by reggae royalty, Sly & Robbie, and featured on their album, Pocket Book Riddim. STORRY has recently dabbled in film, and her proudest accomplishment so far is her claymation short, Up, which has been selected to screen at seven international film festivals (and counting), including the Rome International Film Festival and the Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival. It was nominated for Best Animation and Best Narrative at the Austin Music Video Festival, and won the award for Best Editing at the Montreal International Wreath Film Festival. The film, which was shot over four months out of her mom's basement, will be released to the public in March 2020. STORRY has performed across North America. If you're taken by her recordings, be prepared to be dazzled by her live show because this phenomenon cannot be captured on tape.
Friday, January 17 – Centennial Theatre – Sherbrooke, QC – Info & Tickets
Thursday, February 20 – Album Launch at Lula Lounge – Toronto, ON – Info & Tickets
Saturday, February 22 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB – Info & Tickets
Buy and stream A Lost Find: storry.lnk.to/lostfind
Watch A Lost Find: youtu.be/xff7fjPWo_A
STORRY on Spotify: spoti.fi/2EyxzUE