STORRY released her debut single - Leave My Heart Behind- on May 31st 2019 to critical acclaim. Music Crowns called it "a new chapter in music," that her vocals "must be heard to be believed," and that "STORRY, with her on-point delivery and shattering vocals, will be the next big name in music." A&R Factory said that "STORRY has the style, talent and soul to ensure that her sound stands out with absolute distinction." Montreal Rampage said that "she can belt it out like nobody’s business, hitting the high notes with crystalline precision and driving it all home with intense passion and heart-wrenching honesty."
A promising start; and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
STORRY writes and produces her music, and is intrinsically involved in all aspects of her career from designing album covers to producing music videos. Her art is authentic to the max, and her raw talent is mind boggling. If it doesn't touch you, it will hit you in the face.
STORRY released two more singles during Summer 2019,“House & a Range,” a tribute to her mom, and “You Don’t Know Me (Nah Nah),” a funky summer bop. She also released “Another Man,” which was produced by reggae royalty, Sly & Robbie, and featured on their juggla Pocket Book Riddim.
STORRY has recently dabbled in film, and her proudest accomplishment so far is her claymation short, "Up," which has been selected to screen at six international film festivals (and counting), including the Rome International Film Festival and the Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival. It has also been nominate for an award at the Montreal International Wreath Film Festival. The film, which was shot over four months out of her mom's basement, will be released to the public in March 2020.
STORRY has performed across North America. If you're taken by her recordings, be prepared to be dazzled by her live show because this phenomenon cannot be captured on tape.
[October 5 2019]
STORRY was born in Toronto to working-class immigrant parents. Though art didn’t run in the family, she grew up singing into a microphone from the age of 2, and all around her proclaimed she would be the next superstar. She cites Whitney, Celine, and Mariah as her earliest influences. At 8 she asked her parents for medical books for Christmas. She wanted to become a singer and a doctor, and got very mad when they asked her to choose one profession.
At 14, her family moved to Montreal so that she could attend F.A.C.E. High School. Later she majored in classical voice at Vanier College, and graduated at the top of her class. She returned to Toronto to study opera at the University of Toronto, but soon her life took a 180. For years, her voice was silenced: she wrote and recorded hundreds of songs that never saw the light of day. By miracle, she saw a minute clearing in the horizon and escaped.
Exhausted and alone, STORRY packed a bag and couchsurfed for months across several countries in search of her purpose. Though she tried hard to escape it – delving in yoga among other things - everything in her life told her to get back into music. That she had a story to share, a fire to ignite in others. And so she listened and started from scratch, writing new words and music.
A wicked workaholic, back in North America she introduced herself to hundreds of artists, managers, producers, and executives in the music industry. In the final stages of negotiating a huge but highly restrictive contract, pragmatism hit her like a ton of bricks: a small platform was fine, and her music should once and for all remain hers.
Of course this meant that she had to do everything solo. She wrote, funded, and produced her debut record, shot and edited her music videos, and oversaw every other aspect of the release of her music. It’s been a tough journey, but a mere pebble in the road for a woman that has been through hell and back.
Her art therefore reaches us in a uniquely faithful form, and this is a very good thing. STORRY has been a secret for long, and we are grateful that all is now coming out.
All coming up.
[May 31 2019]