Written by Lauren Rosier
I’ve got a new track for you… this artist is phenomenal. Her voice is beyond her years.. This is the Toronto-based alternative artist, Delyn Gray, with a new somber, yet timely message in her new single and music video, “Ghost Town,” available now on all DSPs. Delyn‘s voice is so versatile and she’s able to sing such sobering, dark themes with simplicity and honesty.
“I wrote this song two days into quarantine. Feelings of helplessness, shock, and disbelief became suffocating. Funnily enough, this is probably the only ‘uplifting’ and ‘unifying’ song I’ve written. The world is in turmoil. That can’t and should NOT be ignored. We have to do our part in taking this seriously. Use your voices. Not to delegate or to sway opinions, but to optimize this opportunity to share, connect, support, and heal. Don’t hide behind your screens and wait for someone else to make the difference, find the answers, and feel the feelings,” Delyn explains.
The track opens with haunting piano, as her vocals delicately sing about the people in the “ghost town.” Her lyrics so descriptive, so eerily reflective.
She says about the song: “These are desperate times. We watch individuals, towns, cities, and countries so harshly impacted by the unknown, and will continue to until the storm settles. May we support each other, may we embrace this opportunity to learn, to heal, to seek answers. Be kind to your neighbors. Be sensible and prudent. Be hopeful.”
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