Grey Smith solidified his sound and his soul, engraving it in stone with the first track, “Fear”, taken off his upcoming project, the “Ghost Notes” album. Grey, who wrote, played, sang and engineered every piece of the record is fundraising the entire project via to finance the mixing and mastering of the album, the back-end administrative items like trademarking, publishing, copy-writing, marketing, publishing to iTunes, Spotify etc., as well as shooting a video for the first song. You can be an important part of this process by logging on to his fundraising page HERE.
On “Fear” Grey Smith sounds so comfortable, passionate and melodic. The organic drums hit hard inside the smooth and soulful instrumental. There is a little something for everyone who may not be a fan of just hip hop, but alternative and straight vibes.
The man literally pours his heart out on this track as his fights the demons that usually afflict those who have been through major struggles in their lives. The song contains an infinite set of mixed emotions based off Grey’s own personal experiences and you can really hear the love and passion for the music, as well as the pain and suffering of its messages.
Take some time to grab a decent set of headphones or high quality speakers and dive into the sounds of the song, don’t just play it in the background and judge it based off that. Listen to how Grey Smith comes out of the box with brutally honest confessions about the inner demons some people have to battle on a daily basis, and that many of us sometimes take for granted.
Grey goes deep into the recesses of his mind, giving listeners a panoramic view of his inner-workings. It’s a fascinating sonic adventure from start to finish. “Releasing this music,” says Grey Smith, “I’m hoping to inspire those of us who have gone through a struggle. Whether it be drug addiction, mental illness, physical impairments…the message is that there is beauty through hope.”
The lyrics come across not only as genuine but extremely heartfelt as well, as Grey has no trouble staying true to his musical standpoint on the record. He achieves this with calculated studio precision, unbridled performance emotion and total instrumental sophistication.
It’s no secret that Grey Smith’s music can easily serve as therapy for music fans, most of whom will be able to relate to him on a personal level in one way or another. On “Fear”, Grey deals the vibes, and his fans will feel the vibes — it’s as simple as that.