Xyleya releases a new, highly anticipated single, “Shady”
HESPERIA, CA — Raised in a Filipino/Polynesian household, Xyleya’s rich, cultural influences culminate in the release of Shady, an exploratory dive into a world of progressive and non-traditional sound. With a space prog vibe, the single is a bold, re-imagining of post-hardcore and progressive rock. It introduces non-traditional elements and relies on fast tempos and changing time signatures to take listeners on a cutting edge journey.
At age seven, the ukulele was Xyleya’s first instrument and it was not long before he added the viola and orchestra bass to his skillset. During his middle school years, he took up electronic instruments and became proficient in guitar and bass guitar while diving into jazz, rock, punk and metal.
But it was Xyleya’s fascination with creating musical compositions that became the game-changer. Music became the canvas where instruments were the paintbrush and genres were mixed to create a tapestry of sound that defied categorization.
Xyleya developed his skills as a musician at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where he learned from greats such as Darren Barrett, film score artist Claes Nystrom, and guitarist Robin Stone.
Currently based in Southern California, Xyleya’s music is influenced by AWOLNATION, Muse, and System Of A Down, and reflects the current era of sound where genres blend and instruments serve as textures. His music is unapologetic and definitely not your dad’s classic rock.
“Working with Xyleya is a trip,” says drummer Johnny Shankel. “When we play, it’s intense. We want the listener to feel the energy the way we feel it.” A student from Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, Shankel brings a formidable voice to the drum set, adding his authentic style to Shady.
Inspired by The Rev, Eric Moore, and Travis Barker, Shankel likes to push the boundaries with his alternative punk rock background and his ‘practice hard and play harder’ work ethic. His endorsements include Bone Custom Drums and Los Cabos sticks, and among his drumming credits are Don’t Feed the Bear (Cold Culture) and an EP, The Self-Titled One (Thursdays in Suburbia).
Xyleya recently performed for the Justice for George benefit show where proceeds were donated to NAACP.
Xyleya is also working on another song, Bi-Coastal, a song about east versus west and the inner conflicts we struggle with. Bi-Coastal is due to be released in November 2020.
Shady will be available on all music platforms and has been recorded by AudioFool Productions and mixed by Flower Box Records in Hesperia, California.
For more information, promo requests, or to arrange an interview, contact Xyleya:
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