PAYDAY kicks starts 2021 with a brand new in-your-face and mighty new single titled Dolphin, out NOW.
Co-produced by Andy M, from Death Grips, Dolphin comes with an equally rambunctious official music video, directed by Gabe Hostetler and features the 16-year-old singer and lyricist, who is undeniably poised for stardom. The video debuted today on The Fader, watch HERE.
Illustrating PAYDAY’s knack for spitting lyrics and her signature quick wit, Dolphin is a commanding, genre-defying banger, and just the tip of the ice-berg of what’s to come from the proud all-American blue-collar California-born and based (by-way-of Louisiana, Texas and Seattle) teen.
PAYDAY also revealed she will be releasing ‘P.U.K.E Tapes Volume 3’ on March 26, this will be the third installment from her popular P.U.K.E Tapes, since they debuted in the summer of 2020, thus putting PAYDAY firmly on the map as one-to-watch.
Last month, PAYDAY closed the year with the official release of her 11 track mixtape, ‘It’s Just Music,’ written and performed by theteenager. Listen HERE. In October, she also dropped the official music video for ‘Guts,’ which NYLON hailed as “a sweet lil’ love song for the love-avoidant.” Watch the official music video for ‘Guts’ HERE.
PAYDAY spent most her childhood traveling state-to-state with her family, wherever they could find work. Often an outsider at whatever school she found herself each month or year, PAYDAY grew increasingly angry at the world, eventually finding an escape in music and a reliable friend in a Nintendo DS and 14-dollar mic she purchased at K-Mart. From 8-years-old, she immersed herself in poem and lyrics, raps and beats, eventually evolving into all things PAYDAY. “It’s crazy, I went from being the weird new kid with a southern accent, to the cool kid who knew how to rap and produce music.” Suddenly, the kids who once bullied her for being the weird outsider, all wanted to be her friend, and PAYDAY found her calling spitting rhymes and lyrics in the school playground and producing music in her bedroom.
‘P.U.K.E TAPES VOLUME 3’
TO BE RELEASED MARCH 26
Fast forward 2019, PAYDAY officially entered the scene and unintentionally amassed quite the cult following with the release of her debut single ‘Super Thicc,’ which soon prompted A&R’s and music blogs to come knocking. Inspired by everything from Tyler, The Creator, Lil Uzi, OutKast, and Kanye to Charlie XCX, Paramore and My Chemical Romance, PAYDAY is a welcomed and refreshing genre-defying voice for her generation. Having spent most of 2020 writing and recording music, PAYDAY is undoubtedly poised as one to watch and to break big in 2021.