Lyn Rye is a solo project that is never alone. Lyn Rye is embedded in a rootnet of musicians and activists who believe in radical interdependence. Lyn Rye is an unapologetic post-genre, post-gender millennial. Lyn Rye is the product of the least segregated generation in American history. Lyn Rye drives a Subaru. Lyn Rye is a settler on Turtle Island. Lyn Rye whispers the shahadah. Lyn Rye agrees that true revolutionaries do the dishes. Lyn Rye has never been more in love with the world. Lyn Rye wants to write the songs you listen to with the last remaining battery of your speaker as you and your friends squat in the vacant lot on 67th street making sure the alderman doesn't evict your free community-led mental health clinic. Lyn Rye knows, with hardship comes ease.
released January 28, 2019
Recorded and produced by Lyn Rye in Chicago IL, Bloomington IN, Toronto ON, Detroit MI, and Gahanna OH using a Yeti microphone and Ableton Live. Final mixing and mastering by Bryan Schwaller at Classick Studios in Chicago, IL. Collaborators: Sherry AE (vocals on track 3), Joshua Virtue (beats and vocals on track 6), Tourmaline The Whale (lyrics on track 7), Kyle Paul (guitar on track 8), Sacramento Knoxx (beats and vocals on track 9), Mailyn Fidler, Shari Rogge-Fidler, David Fidler (vocals track 10). Electric and upright basses, synths, piano, percussion, vocals, and beats performed by Lyn Rye.
Elaquent’s music recalls Oddisee’s instrumental work and Flying Lotus’ Cali-infused electronica. On “Worst Case Scenario,” the composer emotes a pastoral essence. Bandcamp Album of the Day Dec 16, 2016