[Review] Singer Layton Greene tells her own story in new release ‘Tell Ya Story’


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Augustus Griffith

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Although autotune can occasionally distract from her smooth voice, SoundCloud artist Layton Greene combines her melodies with natural bass rhythms and drum synthesizers to weave the twisted tale of her troubled love life. 

Greene’s Tell Ya Story EP released on all platforms on Sept. 27, 2019. She released it under Quality Control Music, a label boasting the likes of Migos, Lil Baby and Huncho Jack. 

Greene rose to fame after remixing Kodak Black’s 2017 track “Roll in Peace.” His fans took notice of her sharp lyricism and word swiftly spread about the new St. Louis, Missouri singer. 

At the young age of twenty, Greene encapsulates the heartbroken regret of her generation, encouraging young women, specifically young black women, to love and respect themselves as much as she does. She’s an independent, self-made woman and her “Tell Ya Story” EP reflects her confidence. 

Sitting at seven songs with no features, Greene first introduces listeners to her hometown of St. Louis through her song “The Loop,” singing about her upbringing over a beat with a wavering guitar and harmoniously discordant hi-hats. 

Greene transitions to a piano melody on “Never Knew,bringing her love life into the picture by introducing her seemingly surreal first love. A recurring theme about relationships in this album is that, sometimes, things are too good to be true. 

In an exclusive interview with Billboard, Greene admitted to using music as a “place for escape,” to share her ascent from past turmoil.  

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