Discovery: Alayisha

Alayisha is a Brooklyn, USA-based singer songwriter whose heart-breaking new single caught my attention. It’s called Crazy.

By Graeme Smith

Feature photo by Brittany Duncan

Crazy is a slow and deliberate song. Its feelings are given the time to percolate through a gentle piano melody, ethereal harmonies and Alayisha’s strong and emotive lead vocals. As the track progresses, the drama ramps up with jazz-y percussion and echoing electric guitar. It’s all wonderfully soul-wrenching, a perfectly-formed song about the downsides of relationships.

Alayisha has been singing since she was a child and has been performing in New York as part of duo Spilled Honey since 2017. Her sound has drawn comparisons to Amy Winehouse and Arlo Parks and fans of either artist will find a lot to love in Crazy. You can check it out below.

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