SINGER; SONGWRITER; SARCASM EXPERT.
Words and Photos by: Channing Beumer
When you ask GREY how she describes her personal style, she says: “I dress about how I write music which if you know me, which you do, means it just comes down to that day’s attitude.” And judging by her collection (just take a look), we’d boil it down to three key words: rare AF.
When we stepped foot in the singer's DTLA apartment, we were met with a plethora of clothes and collectibles; the kind you buy and keep because they either go with everything or nothing - very little in between - high end sneakers, and lots and lots of black because, duh. The thing is, this kind of wardrobe actually fits perfectly for the up-and-coming singer who describes her new project as 'real soul shit.' Then, all black everything mixed with a bit of retro and rare footwear makes sense. Total complete sense.
A native Texan (she still calls the Lone Star state home), GREY went from student to musical muse before jetting to L.A. to add a change of scenery to her singer/songwriter chops. With pipes that surprise the hell out of anyone who has seen her tiny frame, one would think GREY to be the perfect package of a singer poised for stardom. But here’s the catch— in the most refreshing way. When we sat down to chat, she filled us in on living the life in el-ay (let’s just say it includes saving up for studio time instead of Raf Simons and lots of sarcasm), the things that help keep her on track, and why being a bitch is something she lives by. And, of course, her favorite pair of sneaks.
What was your upbringing like and how did it shape who you are?
You’re based in LA, but you grew up in the South. How has the move contributed to your growth?
Walk us through your creative process from idea to completion.
You have a project in the works - describe the feel of it in 3 words.
Since we had the opportunity to dive into your wardrobe, we saw an eclectic mix of designer items, classic pieces, and vintage. How would you describe your personal style?
What, for you, is the most difficult thing about being an artist?
We're big believers in passion meeting purpose. What part of your work are you most passionate about?
🐦 Highlight to Tweet: "I make decisions with purpose because I am not only thinking of myself."
And now, the sneakers. Do you have a favorite pair or a favorite brand?
Around these parts, we’re all about girl power and showcasing women as the powerful and phenomenal creatures we are. What is your definition of #Chickspiration?
How does your art imitate life?
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?