Press Play: Chris Grey Blends R&B, Rock For A Must-See Performance Of His Track "Seamless"

Canadian Singer/Songwriter Chris Grey Gets Love for "Seamless" from The Recording Academy

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Today, Toronto singer/songwriter/producer Chris Grey showcases his new song "Seamless" in an intimate performance orchestrated by The Recording Academy for their Push Play series.

To celebrate the release of “Seamless,” The Recording Academy invited Grey to perform a special unique set for their Press Play series (view here) declaring it a “must-see performance.” A clear indicator of Grey’s talent, The Recording Academy praised “Seamless,” stating “the 20-year-old doesn't miss a note while bouncing back and forth from hyping up his violinist to rocking alongside his electric guitarist — as if he's mixing the chemicals of the track in real time. Grey began producing songs before he was even a teenager but credits the diverse backgrounds of his parents for his effortless ability to combine genres.”

For Chris, the Recording Academy support means the world. “I was literally shocked when I found out. I kept asking my publicist if it was THE Recording Academy. It’s such an honour to be among some of the other incredible artists to have performed on the Press Play series. After a year and a half of not performing I knew I wanted to go all out when I got the opportunity. I lined up some insanely talented musicians and worked with them on converting the song to a live version. I knew I needed Oscar Rangel to perform the solo he recorded for the song. He’s been killing it in the Canadian metal scene and I’ve known him since I was a kid, so we play off each other really well.”

With "Seamless," there is something to be said about the ease in which Chris Grey moves across the world of music, easily flexing his talents in songwriting, producing, and singing. What he wasn’t expecting? To blur boundaries with his friend who eventually turned into a collaborator who then turned into a girlfriend.

Beginning with a unique violin piece, Grey’s velvety-smooth falsetto vocals pairs perfectly with the atmospheric production. The track builds up until the finale — with Chris’ vocals on the bridge eventually morphing into a punchy, guitar-riff driven ending. “My girlfriend and I had recently crossed the line between being friends and co-writers to dating,” Chris explains. “We were joking about being seamless together and also how seamlessly we had moved from working together to being a couple. She started joking around singing 'with you it's just seamless' and we both looked at each other and realized that would be a cool song. We got out of bed and instantly started bouncing off rhymes and writing the song. The song came together seamlessly!”

After being born to two music-loving parents both born in Kingston — one in the capital of Jamaica, the other in the Ontario city — Chris Grey didn’t just fall into music: he completely immersed himself in it. Growing up with timeless R&B records paired with the infectious & euphoric iconic old-school pop records, it’s only natural that his own sound is a juxtaposed blend of the two. Now, following his debut EP “The Beginning” in 2018, its follow-up “Falling Apart” in 2020, and his most recent single “I should be happy,” which garnered support from the likes of Earmilk, 1883 Magazine, and more, Chris Grey is exploring even more musical possibilities and heavier themes while still staying true to who he is as a natural storyteller through his lyrics. In addition to his own thriving music career, Chris Grey has collaborated with a number of esteemed artists, including having produced 2 tracks on the JUNO-nominated album New Mania by hip-hop duo 88GLAM.

As Chris continues to explores themes touching on vulnerability, love, and more in his songwriting, while succinctly capturing the mood in which he’s experiencing at that moment through distinct melodies, “Seamless” is just the next track that will captivate listeners and continue making this singer, songwriter, and producer one talent to keep your eye on.

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October 22, 2021 5:13pm ET by K  

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