Multi-disciplinary producer and vocalist K Á R Y Y N has spoken about a description of her work that overlooks her contribution as a producer.
Posting on Twitter, the write-up mentions her track with Actress under his Young Paint alias, describing her contribution as a “nape-prickling vocal line from Bjork favourite Káryyn”.
Im so excited that people love the track! In 2019 im afraid its not enough& Im going 2have 2 clarify: actually Im the one who produced &wrote the entire track except 4 a kic & snare given 2me by my collaborator. Ive worked way2 hard not get acknowledgd beyond ‘vox Line by karyyn’ pic.twitter.com/6kVJq5KNny
— K Á R Y Y N 👁️ գարին (@KARYYNmusic) February 19, 2019
She continued: “Thats my ego speaking -however spiritual I am, I do live in this 3d reality, in a human body, & our efforts have reward. I never thought Id be an artist to say “i did this, did this” but I also believed that as a producer I would be taken seriousy without the assumption made that it was my male counterpart who made the music and I lent only my voice.
“Anyway, so there it is. Im grateful for the write up &I also hope folks will understand the importance of making this distinction is not only for myself but for other woman producers to be acknowledged.”
The Syrian-Armenian-American artist is about to release her debut album ‘THE QUANTA SERIES’ on Mute next month, a work of experimental electronics inspired by human interaction, grief and her familial history.
Young Paint is an AI project programmed and designed by Darren J Cunningham aka Actress, and developed by Goldsmiths’ Digital Department.
Listen to the track now:
K Á R Y Y N’s ‘THE QUANTA SERIES’ album will be released by Mute on March 29th – and she is about to embark on Apparat’s European tour that kicks off in April.