Civilizations begin and crumble because of it. Wars are fought for the necessity of it. Lives are lost, love is found. All these are products of one of the simplest concepts yet ultimately needed aspects of life: Revolution. More closely, the music industry itself is in the process of a revolution. Lyrics, sounds, and messages are evolving, and in the artists’ favor. With more and more artists baring their souls in a way that the industry isn’t used to, the time is ripe for an artist like Ian Grey to emerge…
…or shall we say…re-emerge.
Last year, under the moniker “Imagine”, Ian Grey released his first mixtape entitled Strangers to rave reviews from fans and the internet alike. Ian calls it his introduction to the world and way for “strangers” to get acquainted with his sound. Influenced by Coldplay, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, and Kanye West, Ian set out to give his serving of R&B with a twist of indie, pop, hip-hop, and alternative styles.
But as time has told, and our world has shone, Ian couldn’t stay in the same place. Ever growing and maturing, he began his own musical revolution and embarked on his newest release, The Re-evolution. A new collection of what Ian calls “cinematic” music, this project is more personal, more political, and more intense than his former project. Songs like “Time For Work” detail the struggles of any gifted individual fighting against the expected 9-5 grind, while “Fire-starters” is one of his most sensual offerings where he tells his love that not even water can put out their flames. But on the opposite side of love, Ian talks about the hardships that most relationships go through in the lead single, “Paranoid”, telling his girl that trust is necessary now before it’s too late.
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In the sense of re-evolving, Ian has revisited his past successes as a new independent artist, learning from his triumphs as well as mistakes in order to grow musically and become more prevalent in today’s indie artist landscape. With more shows to come, the release of The Re-evolution is sure to make it’s undeniable mark with not only his listeners, but with all seekers of change, evolution, and love.