Emotional breakups and rocky relationships, we’ve all been there. payton, the nineteen-year-old singer-songwriter, is navigating the ever confusing world of toxic relationships and vulnerability through his music. As a way to deeply connect with his audience, the young musician paints a picture with his songs, conveying his raw emotions and gritty honesty through his lyrics.
After dipping his toes in social media platforms, payton moved on to songwriting and self-recording. Not only is his music a way for the singer to explore his own feelings, but a source for his listeners to find comfort.
Debuting his EP insomnia, payton offers his truth and passion through 6 new songs. Here, payton shares his experience creating his newest project.
You recently switched up your sound. What inspired the change?
Personally I just wasn’t happy with what i was making, I was creating different music when I was alone but was just too scared to break out with the sound publicly.
Talk about the story behind your new single/video "way out." What kind of fan response have you been receiving to it?
“way out” stemmed from a relationship I was in were I was doing 100% effort, and there would always be some little thing to cause a problem, no matter how much I tried always looking for a way out trying to make it all my fault.
"way out" is a really great song for the Summer. What do you think it is about it that's made it such a fast favorite?
I think the mix of interesting production choices in the beat & fast paced drums with catchy melodies make it hard to not listen too.
Your debut EP insomnia just dropped. What are some themes you explore on it?
Pretty much all about a toxic relationship.
What songs on the EP seemed to challenge you the most musically?
“you don’t care” was a interesting track to make, tryna keep the same low-key vibe but add more light summer energy to it was challenging.
What track are you most excited for fans to get to listen to?
“insomnia.” I love the switch of sounds. Super stripped down and acoustic.
Who would you most like to collaborate with on a song in the future?
What would you like to say to everyone who are fans and supporters of the music you make?
Always appreciative of your support. I hope my music can heal you as much as it’s healed me, much love always.