Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, 19-year-old Audrey Mika rose to prominence on YouTube, developing a large following because of her unique covers of popular hits.More than 1 million YouTube subscribers flock to her original material, including her two most recent projects: Are We There Yet (2018) and Level Up (2019), both of which were recorded entirely on GarageBand. She's been called a "rising star" by Paper Magazine, and her original music was praised as "incredible" by Ones to Watch.
"Growing up on top of a freakin' mountain" amidst the rustic serenity of Schenectady County, Duanesburg, Souly Had constructs alternative hip-hop punctuated by off-kilter organic production and post-modern R&B drip. Emerging from a decidedly "unlikely" setting, his future remains a quiet phenomenon bolstered by over 20 million total streams and a deal with Island Records in 2019. "I was sitting in my friend's attic in the middle of nowhere watching all of these artists blow up on the internet, and I said to myself, 'I could do this'," he recalls. "Duanesburg is a total hick town: boots, flannels, and parties in the woods. It's definitely a weird place to try to rap. So, I put in my 10,000 hours over the past five years and hopefully I can inspire someone else now." Snaps, dreamy plucks, and a glitchy beat underscore his dynamic delivery on the track. Readying an EP and full-length debut on the horizon, Souly's music makes you feel like you're in the moment alongside him.