Today, Los Angeles songstress Shaylen premieres the video for her latest single, “Sprite,” out now—watch HERE!
Of the inspiration behind the video, Shaylen says, “Mixing anything with the Sprite is a metaphor obviously! Mixing a bad relationship with Sprite is just fucking toxic. No different than mixing a drug with a drink or alcohol. In this video, you can see how I live in two worlds. One is toxic. Sparse and bleak, like a jail. In the other world, I am free. Free to be myself, free to live how I want to live. The two worlds don’t mix well, even though we think they do…This video shows how I actually feel inside.”
Combining hip-hop influences with Shaylen’s unique take on pop, “Sprite” has already received praise from various press outlets, including Play Into It hailing the song as “just as refreshing and crisp as the soft drink” and The Honey Pop praising it as “hard-hitting af.” The single follows her debut EP, Highs And Lows, released earlier this fall. Highs And Lows includes her breakout tracks, “Own Way” and “Sorry,” and stamps Shaylen as one to watch for 2020.
Hailing from Dallas, TX, vocalist and songwriter Shaylen is both equal parts veteran and neophyte to the music industry. A former pop group member turned solo star, Shaylen became classically trained in piano and took master classes at the world renowned Septien Entertainment Group (home to other superstars like Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato); and after a short-lived stunt in a successful global touring group Shaylen found herself moving to Los Angeles to re-start her music career. While working multiple jobs and pushing out her music on social media, she began to create a sizable buzz in the industry. But it was through her songwriting and producing skills that she found her true identity, inking a publishing contract and collaborating with up and coming EDM producers on Soundcloud. Fast forward to a major deal with Republic Records and the release of several breakout singles, this is the story of a rising powerhouse who is back…for the very first time.