The track, written, produced, and performed by I Ya Toyah and produced, mixed and mastered by Nick Palazzo, is the second of 5 singles off her upcoming EP, Out of Order. It explores anxiety through cyberpunk synths sounds and groovy beats, sharing I Ya Toyah’s intense personal expression of the current reality we are all living in.
Futuristic vocal harmonies hypnotize audiences, and the rhythmic music puts them in an immediate trance. “This song is about pandemic anxiety. It brings light to the extreme mental wear, something most of us are now familiar with thanks to 2020 and its dystopian vibe,” says I Ya Toyah.
Concrete will be followed by the official music video filmed by Joel Lopez of Lumbra Productions and will be available on March 17th on I Ya Toyah’s Youtube channel and on VMN TV.
I Ya Toyah 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 the US, 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.
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. Her sophomore EP is set to release on June 18th and will be available on VMN Music.