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I’m grateful for a lot of things in this new year and one is that Greye, unquestionably one of the best rock bands working today, has come back with a new single. “Bang Bang” is a scintillating reminder of the mammoth talents this Florida based quartet can channel and manifest with little apparent effort. Lead singer Hannah Summer, setting her obvious physical beauty aside, is a classic hard rock vocalist suited for modern times. She brings a hard-nosed attitude reflective of the world we live in today together with a mastery of fundamentals that sets her apart from countless other cookie-cutter singers. It’s impossible to not be impressed by her skill. The remaining band members, as well, commit every ounce of their passion and skill to make “Bang Bang” an unforgettable listening experience.


Hannah Summer leads the way. There are few singers present in modern music, especially rock, who can boast of her combination of intelligence and outright power. Summer is the sort of singer who, if the power went out during a live performance, you could still hear her singing in the back of the hall. She has ample soul as well. The passion in her voice comes through in every line and she elevates an already exceptional lyric to a much higher level. There’s no artifice or shortcuts present in her performance. Instead, she fills the song with fire and fury while still demonstrating exceptional musicality.


Greye has worked hard and with passion to get where they are today. This indie rock 5 piece has stretched their sound far past the boundaries of their home state of Florida and found receptive listeners around the globe. Much of the reason for this can be ascribed to their lead singer Hannah Summer. Even divorced from visual reinforcement, Summer has a compelling vocal presence that oozes personality with every line. Their new single “Bang Bang” illustrates her commanding personality quite well. The production is top notch, as well, and conveys the band’s power and intelligence with impressive fidelity. All of the ingredients are present for a genuine rock and roll barnburner that distinguishes Greye from many of their peers and contemporaries.


Hannah Summer’s voice is worth the price of purchase alone. She takes a considerable bite out of each line and delivers them with back against the wall ferocity. There’s plenty of nuance in her phrasing as well. It’s a joy to hear a singer who is with every word, never coasting, and investing the full breadth of her emotions in the material. Coupling that with canny artistry will always be a winning combination. She’s also attuned to the song’s message and capable of hitting key moments with a sense of wry detachment. It’s a dazzling performance from, frankly, one of the best hard rock singers working today.


The lyrics are exceptional. Don’t go into this song expecting, however, to hear high-flown moments of quasi poetry. Greye’s language is conversational to its core. It does, however, delve far deeper than other rock songs of this ilk. There has always been enormous potential for five-star hard rock such as this to make even more of an impact with listeners when you marry the music to intelligent and thought-provoking lyrics. Greye isn’t the first band to reach that promised land, but their contributions in that direction are a cut above most.


“Bang Bang” arrives like a powder keg set off in the middle of a cubicle. It blows the doors off the place and the place next door to the place, arriving at a full Usain Bolt-level sprint with incredible presence. With drums and guitars instantly at the ready and at full power, Greye showcases just how little they’re playing around, and “Bang Bang” functions as a perfect calling card for the sound they describe as Southern Rock 2.0.


Singer Hannah Summer and guitarist Jett Wolfe are, I believe, essential to this track’s success. The former fills every part of “Everything” with her presence and, once you hear her, she lingers in absence as well. She performs with an enormous sense of stakes driving her singing; the energy she brings to this track smacks of someone who wrote the song and lived through each one of its experiences/emotions. She’s a powerful interpreter of other’s material and that’s always a rare skill.


Hannah Summer is a particular standout for me. Her diverse pipes can embody various emotions for listeners rather than relying on her soulful bray alone to get by. It’s impressive to hear the peaks and valleys she explores during this song and there’s never any questioning her absolute commitment to each line. Her voice compliments the musical arrangement and vice versa; there’s seamlessness present in the song’s overall presentation.


Wolfe’s guitar playing invokes several genre voices, blues among them, while sparkling with plenty of melodic value. Summer’s vocal talents are nothing less than dazzling and there’s no question that “Everything” strikes a chord for her going far beyond the mundane. The way she attacks song speaks volumes about her passion as well as her artistic and musical gifts. The song’s production treats her voice as another instrument while focusing its musical firepower towards listeners.


Florida-based band Greye can be seen as part of this revival of southern rock.  With their new single “Bang Bang,” Greye demonstrates that southern rock is still very much alive and well.  The band has taken the genre’s roots in rock, blues, country, and soul and blended it with their own style to create something fresh and exciting. They have successfully merged classic southern rock with contemporary rock, creating a sound that is modern yet rooted in tradition.  Greye’s music is a testament to the enduring appeal of southern rock and a reminder of why the genre continues to influence musicians and fans alike.  Whether you’re a fan of southern rock or a newcomer to the genre, Greye’s “Bang Bang” is a must-listen for anyone looking to experience the energy and spirit of southern rock.  Greye, the Florida-based Southern rock band, has delivered a knock-out punch with their latest single “Bang Bang.”


One listen to “Bang Bang” and it’s clear that Greye is channeling the spirit of classic Southern rock bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers.  But they’re not simply copying the past.  They’re taking those classic sounds and making them their own, infusing them with modern energy that makes them sound fresh and relevant in today’s musical landscape.


“Bang Bang” is a song that packs a stadium-sized punch, its explosive production, and incendiary instrumental harkening back to the golden days of rock music that boldly kicked down doors as they arrived on the scene. It’s clear that Greye is a band that is dedicated to reigniting the classic rock sound that was seemingly everywhere in the mid-‘00s, and the lack of rock diversity (and the lack of rock music in general) in 2023 is something that the band seems set on bringing to an end.


Hannah Summer is a particular standout for me. Her diverse pipes can embody various emotions for listeners rather than relying on her soulful bray alone to get by. It’s impressive to hear the peaks and valleys she explores during this song and there’s never any questioning her absolute commitment to each line. Her voice compliments the musical arrangement and vice versa; there’s seamlessness present in the song’s overall presentation.


"For years, people would come up to us and ask what kind of music we play," Grimard says, "I would laugh and say it's either s***y music or good music.  But when I think about it, groups like the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd built their legend by doing exactly what Greye is doing, making music that's authentic to who they are.  For them, that meant a rock, blues, and jazz hybrid, and for us because of our intergenerational, biracial makeup, it's a fusion of R&B and heavy rock.  Most of what is considered classic Southern rock came out of three counties in Florida, and we are proud to be considered a modern manifestation of that incredible tradition.


From the ripping rhythm of the album's title track to the smokier, southern-inspired jams like "Shoulda Coulda Woulda," the new album So Far So Good from seminal Daytona Beach rockers Greye is guaranteed to stoke a big reaction out of devoted fans and newcomers to their sound alike this summer. Among the ten songs, lead single “Lucky” and deeper cuts like “Burn” and “I Don’t Mind” stand to revive a strain of rock n’ roll charisma within the sphere of American pop culture a lot of fans and critics had feared lost to the pandemic of 2020, and whether you’re a hardcore rocker or just an occasional listener, So Far So Good has something to satisfy your taste for big guitars and even bigger amplifiers.


Thunderously groove-laden in one track and carefully layered as to channel the heavy metal gods in another, it's obvious when listening to the new album So Far So Good from Greye that noted Daytona Beach rock outfit has a lot of energy they're looking to burn off this summer.  Comprised of hard-hitting songs like "Lucky," "Come and Get Me," "Play God," and "Growing Pains," So Far So Good is an LP that lives and dies by enthusiasm of its players, and thankfully it's designed by artist who have endless passion for making heavy music that isn't entirely devoid of melodic ribbonry.


The swagger behind the beats kick everything off in "Lucky" could have driven all of the magic we discover in the sixth album from Greye, So Far So Good, this summer, but instead it's utilized sparingly - giving us some of the cockier and more concisely provocative content this Florida-stationed rock band has recorded so far.  In other songs like the Van Halen/Kinks-esque "Over My Head," the guitars are the greater source for emotional stability over the vocals, but they nonetheless fit into a lyrical scheme made to draw us closer to the singer in every track on tis album.  Outside of its throttling title cut, So Far So Good doesn't stick to metallic showmanship exclusively but jars us with many different layers of artistry the group has to offer.


Taking a cue from legends is one thing, but trying to join their ranks is something entirely different.  It's hard just making a name for yourself in music today, let alone getting to the level a lot of legends you look up to rest upon, but that isn't stopping Greye from putting out an effort worthy of such consideration in So Far So Good.  This is starting to feel like a good summer for the rock n’ roll revolution this generation has been waiting to experience for themselves, and if Greye can positively position themselves with the underground scene they’ve come to own so handily out of the Floridian corner of the American circuit, I think they’re going to start getting a lot of the press attention they and many others like them have been vying for since getting their start.


Greye have had over seven years in the indie spotlight to get good at making frills-free rock n' roll, but just from analyzing the finer points of So Far So Good.  I think it can be said that they’re one of the leaders in their scene – and perhaps all of the southeastern rock circuit in general right now. Florida’s underground is booming in ways I don’t think a lot of critics saw coming at the start of 2021, and while there hasn’t been nearly as much discussion about the rockers coming out of the state, that could very well change if Greye successfully get So Far So Good to the AOR market it was made to satisfy.


Fiery guitars and southern-style beats are something of a commodity to the mainstream pop consumer these days, but for those of us who live on the left side of the dial, they're hard to ignore when they're being played by a band as talented as Greye are.


Greye deliver unforgettable chills that exist independently from those their classic rock influences would have inspired, and for all that they have in common with the iconic friff-makers of yesteryear, there isn't anything about the vitality of their sound and style in this record I would deem 'retro' in nature.  Despite the name, So Far So Good looks forward a lot more than it looks back.


There's no need to question whether you're hearing a strong southern rock element in tracks like "Shoulda Coulda Woulda," the blues-powered "Burn" or "Lucky," as this group of Floridian musicians are undisputedly putting a lot of Skynyrd into their artistic structure here - and unashamedly, I might add.  There's a lot more of a countrified aesthetic influencing the relentless kick of the instrumentation of all ten songs on the album, but it's never presented in such a fashion as to alienate the rock n' roll puritans who have been the biggest source of support for this band - many of their Daytona Beach rivals.


If you want to play with the temptress on the other side of the microphone in the song "Come and Get Me" from Greye's So Far So Good LP, she makes it very clear that you'll need a lot of melodic wit and wisdom all your own to keep up with the tempo she's setting in this latest studio achievement to feature her talents.  Greye is one of Florida's most underrated rock n' roll gems, and if you're someone who likes to take pride in their knowledge of must-listen music in any genre, So Far So Good is an LP you need to familiarize yourself with immediately.


Greye make hard rock the way it should be - uncompromising, free of filler and beastly.  "Over My Head" has elements of pop mixed into its bones for good measure, but don't be fooled by its seamless construction; it was made for the rock n' roll faithful who have felt forgotten by the major labels in recent years, and its parent album doesn't have equal in the underground market as of this June.  Whether you're new to their sound or have been following their story going back to their very first gigs, Grey are a force of nature in America's once again burgeoning indie rock scene, and with a single like "Over My Head' out just in time for the hot weather, they're not letting anyone leave them under the radar this summer.


There's no need for debate about Greye - the buzz around this band is legit, their new single "Over My Head" is strong enough to make just about anyone into a fan of their stylish rock sound.  Slowly but surely we're starting to see some credible songwriting coming out of American underground's long-dormant rock community, the better part of which had been relegated to absurd experimentations for the last half-decade or so, and a group like Greye could do a lot to inspire a return to cut and dry compositional values.  They're what influenced this genre's greatest periods of success, and obviously bring out the best in the players behind "Over My Head."


"Over My Head" is as close to my favorite Greye song as I'm allowed to get as a neutral critic, and if your in the market for some fresh rock rhythm, this is a go-to single you're not going to regret examining.  Anyone can throw a bunch of loud guitars and pummeling basslines against the backdrop of basic drum track and call it a rock song, but to develop something that has the kind of emotion and evocative physicality "Over My Head" sports takes a lot of time and devotion to the music (both of which are surprisingly absent in a lot of the pop I've been spinning in the past year).  There's a ton of fight in this band, and I'll be sticking around to hear what they do with it next.


Greye are on fire this summer, and if you've heard and of their latest LP So Far So Good, you've got a decent idea why.  For the past ten years or so, rock has lacked any real continuity with its historical foundations, as scores of mainstream acts have become experimental as to abandon the core ethos that make rock n' roll such fun and exciting brand of rebellion to begin with.  In Daytona Beach's Greye, we have a band that could care less about what the mainstream pop trends dictate of their commercialized contemporaries; they're out for blood, brawny beats and merciless riffing in their new single "Over My Head," and whether you're a hardcore rocker or not, it's got pulse I doubt you'll resist.


Summer's singing undeniably injects the gritter, guitar-focused parts of "Over My Head" with melodic ribbonry when we the audience need it the most, and though this might have reduced the explosiveness of the composition with another vocalist conveying the words, she's got the right chops to really own both the verses and the overdriven harmonies they're framed by.  It's clear nothing is motivating her performance other than a love of the high that comes with crushing the listeners with everything she - and only - can do with the microphone in her hands.


Greye is back with the powerful single "Growing Pains".  Keeping up with their signature style of big guitars, anthemic vocals and lots of groove, "Growing Pains" shows more depth and heart than previous tracks.  Lead singer Hannah Summer and the backing arsenal still deliver a monster sound but harness the trepidation of unprecedented times.  This isn't just a COVID-19 song, it's a revelation that music connects us all.


Southern rock is alive and well in the new track "Growing Pains" from Florida rockers, Greye.  Bold and vibrant with bluesy guitar riffs and head turning vocals, "Growing Pains" is the latest single from a group that is finishing up their sophomore album, a follow-up to 2019's Under the Weather.  Capturing the anxiety and frustration of a difficult time in the world's history, this double-meaning song instantly connects the listener and reminds them that music is a force, and it can also heal.  This outlet for releasing the fear of oncoming change is poignantly depicted in Greye's latest offering.


"Progressively Independent."  This is the mantra of this fine band who inspire.  They feel like it is not black and white but many shades of Greye.  They rock the house down with that extra special sound and they turn up the volume on everything.


One of the key themes in the new song "Growing Pains" from Florida rockers, Greye, is the idea of surviving.  Inferred and not spoken in the guitar lines, the audacity of the electric guitar waling in-and-out of the vocals and persistent percussion.  The energy and the emotional tornado whirling around is par for the course for Greye, but this one ups the game and the stakes just a bit higher.


Hannah Summer, unpredictable musical provocateur and fiery front person for Daytona Beach, FL indie powerhouse Greye, says that when she's penning her lyrics, the imagery is always the most refined version of whatever obscure thought happens in her brain prior to her unleashing it on the page and late in live performance.  Yet when her bandmates - drummer Ray Grimard, guitarist Jett Wolfe, bassist Josh Reid and keyboardist Kenn-e Williams - presented her the propulsive, blistering high octane tracks she turned via her deft turns of phrase into their latest mega-single "Growing Pains," COVID era inspiration wasn't hard to come by.


Review Fix chants with Ray Grimard, who discusses the band's new creative process and how COVID has affected their tunes


Whatever lies ahead and what the day brings. it's nice to know that you can crank up the song "Growing Pains" and face the challenge with your shoulders proud and one foot forward.  If that's what it takes to push through the glum and nonsense, then you can thank the band Greye.  The Florida-based rock group is not resting on the laurels and waiting for things to change, they are continuing their adamantly independent, fiery brand of rock one song at a time.


With strong intentions and great musicianship, "So Far So Good" lives up to its reputation.  Greye, the five-member band hailing from Daytona Beach, Florida, channels all that is good about John Cougar Mellencamp and all that is right with a bombastic live band and packages it all together in the studio.  "So Far So Good" is a glass half-full ride, with a strong female behind-the-wheel.


When Summer sings I'm still cleaning up your mess, her confidence oozes.  She's pretty sick of this boyfriend, and by the song's end, it's clear she's letting him back into her life.  She's kicking herself in a way, but sings I don't know much anymore, but I know what I'm in for, so far so good.    The pace and the spacing she exudes when she sings 'far' and 'so’, is added texturing to an already cloud of sensual and hypnotic energy.  I think, too, this song can be interpreted to taking chances and not quitting.


From Hannah's perspective, "So Far So Good" explores "the uncertainty of life and the importance of living in the present.  In the music industry, as with most other avenues of life, nothing is guaranteed.  But instead of allowing ourselves to be destroyed by the pains of the past or frightened by the endless possibilities of the future, we should instead appreciate simply getting to make the journey."


Through dominating vocals atop of sultry Rock rhythms, Floridian Alt-Rock artist GREYE created an unforgettable release with their latest single "So Far So Good" which is the second track to be released from their upcoming album of the same title.


"So Far So Good", the new track from Florida's Greye could very well sum up what's happening with everyone world-wide: just trying to make things word day in, and day out. Bright and full of spunk, Greye continues to melt various sounds in their unique repertoire of rock, Americana and fearless blues.  "So Far So Good" is not so-so; it's more good.


Nothing in life is guaranteed.  A follow-up to the band Greye's April release "Lucky", that's the message from the new hit "So Far So Good".  Part rock and progressively interesting, "So Far So Good" finds the Florida band once again chasing the indie music charts.  While time will tell if this new track will climb its way to the top, one thing that listeners can bet on is that Greye rocks.


At its most climactic, "Lucky" recalls elements of riot grrrl and classic southern rock (despite nature putting the origin points of these tow styles on opposite sides of the continental United States), but although Greye aren't particularly shy about wearing their influences on their sleeve, there's nothing in their method of execution that would qualify as being throwback-ish by design.  They've got an original story to tell here, and as familiar as its backdrop might be, I believe it's the one of a kind article that a lot of listeners will be regarding as a breath of fresh air this spring.


With Summer at the helm, Greye unleash one of the more intriguing bouts in beat and harmony that you're going to find on the left side of the dial in "Lucky," and although it's hardly the only indie treat that underground has produced in 2020, it's definitely one of the best to come out of the American south without debate.


On a personal note, one of the most important aspects of my creative development has been the confidence our manager and the band have given me to fully embrace my vocal performance abilities.  They have always seen something in me that until recently, I have found hard to see, and i am so grateful for their unconditional support.  After closely studying some of the best classic front men (and women!) in rock history, from Kansas' Ronnie Platt to Ann Wilson of Heart (the ultimate rock badass). I finally feel I have unlocked something truly special that has brought us to another level, and I can't wait to share it, and Greye, with the world.


The fact that we've hit #1 with "Lucky" on the world Indie Music Charts is humbling, to say the least.  Enormous thanks to everyone who's listening to the song and made it possible, we hope you enjoyed it and will continue to stick around and see what Greye has coming for you next!


In the six years since Daytona Beach, FL progressive Americana rockers Greye released their debut album Providence, they've captivated thousands via their high octane shows up and down the Atlantic Coast and throughout the Midwest.  With a vibe driven by powerhouse classic rock styled vocalist Hannah Summer and her high octane, multi-generational band of badasses, they've heard it often from fans: "Gosh you guys are so lucky to do what you do."  On their latest single, the groovin' and visceral "Lucky," they put an ironic spin on people's perceptions.  When the singer hits the chorus, "Oh may, may we all be so lucky, lucky, lucky, just like you," she’s actually addressing her envy of their innocent viewpoint.


For now, don't let this lay you down and roll you over.  Practice your instruments, write new songs, reach out and help someone less fortunate if you can, use your common sense, and just hold tight to each other (perhaps, metaphorically with social distancing).  Hope and fear cannot live together: choose hope, and we will all live to rock another day!


Not merely songwriters of catchy, classic tracks, but a band categorically at the top of their game performance-wise.  Seemingly an essential yet sadly rare trait, Greye lose not a fragment of quality from studio to the stage.  On the contrary, that in-the-moment passion and precision proves all the more captivating.


I love the new video they've got for "Lucky" - then I went straight into a live performance of the song and loved that too - and then, well... that's where we came in here... I was sitting here for what seemed like it must've been an hour or so just watching Greye tunes online.  Listening to Hannah hit that first verse of "Barracuda" is something savagely special, let me tell ya... Summer's got the vocal chops to hang with the heavy-hitters of Heart for sure - and her band-mates Jett, Joshua, Ray, and Ken'e are right there with her every step of the way, reliable & steady as it gets.


 A rollicking guitar riff.  A sizzling lead vocal. The percussive thrust of a strong southern wind.  On their own, any of the three aforementioned elements would make for an interesting song, but in Greye's new single "Lucky," these components come together to create a stealthy rock swing-fest that can't be turned down once it's been given that all-important virgin spin.


They had their critically album "Under The Weather" - recorded at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama - mixed by multi-platinum engineer Brian Reeves, whose credits include Billy Joel and Us to Elton John and Miley Cyrus. Their music has been on heavy rotation on multiple indie, internet and Top 40 terrestrial radio stations across the U.S. and overseas, but one thing is even more undeniable: the powerhouse grit behind Hannah Summer astoundingly raw and mellifluous vocals is an impressive rarity in today's musical world.  That said, Hannah and the boys - collectively know as Greye - are ready to raise hell once again with their brand-new single "Lucky"


Over the years, we have been fortunate enough to work in some of the world's best recording studios, the most notable being FAME in Muscle Shoals, Al.  Built by the late Rick Hall in the '60s, FAME has been the workplace of countless industry icons, including Etta James, Wilson Picket, Aretha Franklin and Clarence Carter, just to name a few.  It was incredibly humbling to get to stand where those legends have stood, and the record we produced there, Under the Weather, has such a magic sound that is completely unique to FAME.


There are a lot of interesting rock hybridity coming out of the woodwork in the American underground at the moment, and you needn't take more than a casual peek at Greye's new single "Lucky" to understand exactly what I mean.   "Lucky" sports a southern-flavored tempo that doesn't exactly trip into countrified territory but nevertheless straddles a fine line between Americana and unvarnished rock n' roll tenacities, but while it's certainly not the easiest song for any critic to categorize by conventional genre standards, its attractiveness simply can't be questioned - especially by those of us who live for a sterling swing groove.


"Do you know how long I've been waitin'?/Can't you tell by the look in my eye/As you shoot down the dove you've been chasin'/Did you think I'd fall out of the sky/For you?" demands a vibrant Hannah Summer in the new single from her band Greye, "Lucky," currently out everywhere that quality indie music is sold and streamed.  In "Lucky," Greye are staying away from predictability on all fronts, starting with the smoldering verses that this vixen is dispatching from the forefront of the mix.  Her vocal is gilded, but in this act, she isn't overmatched at all - in fact, I would say that, in this song at least, they're working with some of the hottest chemistry I've had the pleasure of coming across lately.


"So, for all those countless hours, days, maybe years worked that no one but you can feel and see, and for all the success you reap as a reward - may we all be so lucky." 

Truth is, this is a song about hard work, blood, sweat and tears, and the grind of anyone with a dream and the willingness to do something about it.


The rock vibe will draw you into the music but once the vocals of Hannah Summer come in, there is no escape.  From her angst-filled verse to her sultry chorus, she takes you on a journey to exactly where she wants you to be.  The driving beat keeps the blood pumping creating that energy that the band has become famous for.


This is genius, pure and simple.  Deep music voodoo grooves crafted by art-rock types with Americana storytelling.  Very intellectual and biting; modern and yet timeworn in the raw power behind the music.  These guys and a girl just have such a fresh sound that pulls you in and hypnotizes you with their rhythms and vocals.


"Under the Weather" is going to rock you, move you, surprise you, and leaving you wanting to 1) see the band and 2) grab a copy of this album.  From soaring guitars to soul-screaming organ solos and everything in between, this album is packed with pristinely produced recordings which contribute to the refined and more polished sound of this record.


Having been a fan of GREYE since their single Windows, it was a joy to hear of this full-length project - their unique approach to Americana and rock has something of their own about it. With this new release, the band and the playlist don't disappoint.  "What if I" starts things off with a surprising level of volume and weight, reaching out for the attention of listeners far and wide - an understandable choice for the album's single.  Things calm down a little after this though, turning to more inherently thoughtful vibes that embrace and fascinate.


GREYE goes for a joyful determination with fiery "Under The Weather".  Holding nothing back, GREYE merges elements of country, indie rock, and the blues into a satisfying swirling whole.  Vocals seemingly rise above the arrangements thanks to the undeniable power of vocalist Hannah Summer; whose powerful delivery has a sense of optimism underpinning everything.  Lyricism goes for stream of consciousness poetry, for GREYE proves to be a deft storyteller.  The application of layer upon layer of sound means that at times the hybrid like nature of the album draws both from the past, from classic rock, while remaining future focused.


These kinds of sassy and clever lyrics are another aspect that sets them apart from other bands.  After the second chorus GREYE then show they can really play with a funky, jazzy breakdown section that builds back up and culminates in a superb guitar solo from Jett Wolfe.  One last chorus allows for some vocal extemporizations at the top of her range to complete a perfect executed performance.


It's fun, it's bright, it's colorful, it's undeniably bright & inviting to listen to, it's got a playful vibe and serious skills on display... in a word, their new single is actually quite charming really.  I think people out there will dig the heart & soul that GREYE clearly puts into their music and I'm sure they'll dig the vibe & energy that they've got here on "What If I" - well done.


As with most GREYE albums, there is a little something for everybody on this record.  From the blues tinged "Get Back In It" and "Under the Weather" the title track, to the rockabilly inspired “Inferno" to the harder driving tracks "What If I" and "Need" the band once again takes a genre, puts its own stamp on it and lets it fly.  The songs are first rate and even after five albums, lyricist Hannah Summer still has something to say.  The band is tighter and augmented by a keyboard player whose influence has enhanced the band's "voice" and given a depth which has allowed them to dig deeper and expand their sound.  "Under The Weather" is yet another solid effort from a band that shows no sign of weakening.


Rich.   Talent-driven.  Continuum.  Greye's fifth studio album.  “Under The Weather,” is with no exaggeration-exactly what it's supposed to be.  Which is it is a right-on-track evolution of their previous project.  Evolved songwriting.  Stronger vocal presence.  More creative melodies and instrumental mixes.  And, of course, an advancement in production.  Specifically-and what I feel is always an important and brave aspect never to be overlooked-is, though certainly lyrically driven, the band also knows when to let the music do the talking with lots of rich and lovely instrumental breaks and segues.  All in all, it's exciting and rewarding as a music critic to see a group continue to grind it out and evolve their craft.


Clocking in at almost always over the 3-minute mark, "What If I" packs quite a punch and it stands out as a driven, energetic and diverse song that is poised to become as instant fan-favorite jam!  On this number, GREYE definitely sets the bar higher, with a sound that feels direct, yet experimental and willing to pursue innovation.


"Under The Weather" is mastered beautifully, the highs are crisp and clear, the bass is low and heavy and it's mixed at a very reasonable volume where you don't have to adjust anything between songs or max out your speakers to actually hear it.  GREYE kills it on every song.


Not being a band of categories, GREYE are led by vocalist extraordinaire, Hannah Summer and this single is from their fifth album, so they're no newbies on the scene.  If they can be placed into any genre specific boxes it's for the most part Rock, Pop, and Adult Contemporary.  But if you haven't heard them it's worth starting with "What If I" then delving back through the Under The Weather album and the rest of the catalog if it takes you there, which it did me.  And I can say with confidence that GREYE and Hannah Summer mean the good music they're bringing.


In a word, Summer's voice is beautiful. but there's a band here with a lot to appreciate. so let "Hat If I" be an introduction to them if anything or let me concur with your already formed opinion that it's a good track by a good band of musicians with a wholesome spirit from the south.


Sometimes you want your ears uncorked and have the time of your life.  And when you want live entertainment, where your inhibitions are kicked to the curb, we think GREYE would be the right prescription.  Cliche? Nope.  Just hard facts.  Want blue? Check.  Want guitar that moves you to dance like "you don't care"?  Double check.  GREYE's 'What If I' takes you there and, then some.  Fab.


Greye crafts indie rock with heart and soul on “Windows”. Passionate pours out of the pieces as their stories recall the relationships and the situations encountered in a life lived most fully. The band comes through swinging with a western twang to the guitar, with rhythms keeping the whole thing very much centered. By opting for a gorgeous rush of sound, the songs have a blurred beauty to them, with the vocals rising above it all. Defiance defines the sound for it is one that explores the tales of those who overcome…Powerful to its very core, Greye’s “Windows” infectious melodies and unforgettable harmonies linger in the mind long after they are over.”


Greye offers music lovers a rich listening experience which not only includes alluring vocals and professional musicianship, but also an opportunity to experience thought-provoking songwriting content which is often difficult to come by in the mainstream.  "Windows" is a performance that can be appreciated from various perspectives regardless of your music preferences and most of all. it is a great song and easy to absorb.


Hannah Summer's dynamic vocals shine on the lead track as well as the others.  There's no self-delusion or posing going on here.  These people are great musicians that have created a solid work of art.  "Windows" is a well-concocted blend of country flavor and indie pop."


OH YES.  This shall pass.  Even Gandalf himself would let this song through... GREYE - you had me from the get-go... the instant groove that starts up their latest single/title track from their latest record Windows is right up my alley and the volume is now right up on my speakers as a result.  Put it to you this way... the first impression absolutely SMACKS ya... you can hear the musicianship, passion and insightful combination of style, sound & skills that'll lead to a band that has a long & bright future ahead of them.  You can hear it right away... it's instantaneous om "Windows."


“With “Windows,” GREYE created a vibe that makes you feel like you’re taking a purposeful stroll down Americana Drive in combat boots and ripped jean shorts. I would expect to hear this song in a local dive bar anywhere in the U.S, and see people finding themselves both jamming and tapping their feet to it. …You can hear the earnestness in the vocals, making Hannah Summers’ voice now one that pleasantly replays in my mind!


To draw influence from music of various eras and genres and create one cohesive sound is a feat in itself. To blend these influences and develop an entire sub-genre of music that sounds fresh both live and on record is what separates the true artists from the rest of the pack. GREYE develops their own unique sound that they have called “Progressive Americana,” and with good reason. This Daytona Beach, Florida crew creates a motley fusion of folk music with sounds influenced from 70s and 80s rock and roll that sounds as current as it does timeless.


Music is an ever-evolving creature.  There will always be your standard genres like Rock, Rap, and even Zydego.  The musicians out there with real creativity will find a way to blend pieces of these different genres to make something new and original.  A great recent example is the music of GREYE.


“The Worrier” is certainly an extremely approachable and easy-listening work with plenty of rhythmic groove and a great vocal performance from Hannah. So don’t be afraid of the label, Progressive Americana. Once you’ve flipped the volume to max, you’ll be overwhelmed by snappy the guitar runs and the clean throbbing basslines, and all labels will dissolve into just…great music.


At first glance the band appears to be a traditional folk based unit but if you think that, you would be sorely mistaken.  Greye combines elements of folk, R&B, Americana, jazz and rock into a style all their own they call progessive folk music.  Greye has the unique ability to weave complex melodies, intricate lyrics and hypnotic vocals into a brand if indie pop that is accessible and highly enjoyable.  The production is first rate and I would expect Greye to attract s legion of new fans with this debut release.


"Providence" is a great debut release from Greye, Hannah Summer's vocals joined by Jett Wolfe and Joshua Reid, pull you into each song.  "Providence" is not one of those albums you put on for background music, it is one you want to listen to and enjoy the lyrics and arrangement of each song."


"Do yourself a favor and check out Greye, they are sure to stick around and keep you grooving with a fresh funky sound!  They mix her melodic voice beautifully with the male counterparts to the point of genius, forget 50 shades, one dose of Greye is all you need at the end of the day to unwind and lose yourself to a music masterpiece... I can't describe how each song went deep inside and hit right where I needed it to.  The sound they have I can only be described as funky chill soul awesomeness!"
Jon Allred
Indie Music Lives Here, Portland, Oregon


2014's "Songwriter of the Year" Hannah Summer of GREYE