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Rare Norm (Interview)

Why did you make this song?

I wrote “Picture (In My Brain)” after I ended a serious relationship and realized that that whole experience, as painful as it was, was a really good lesson learned. Even though my first few years as an adult didn’t turn out exactly as I dreamed and hoped it would be growing up, this song was my way of accepting this reality and being grateful for it. I learned that it’s often through our mistakes and difficult moments that we gain more wisdom and strength in life.

 

What do you want to achieve in your music career?

I’d love to play Coachella one day and tour around the world playing as many shows as I can and just keep creating and writing more songs and albums!

 

When did you start loving music and what are you creating next?

I first started loving music ever since I can remember! But I knew that I was going to pursue it as a career when I started writing my own songs around 6 or 7 years old. As for what I’m creating next, I’m about to shoot the next music video for the next upcoming single I’m planning on releasing this fall, and I’m super super excited about it!! I always love releasing visuals along with my singles.

LA On Lock (Song Review)

Delivered with an intricate vocal performance that varied throughout, ‘Picture’ captivated me from the first verse to the end. The emotion is real, brought forward by a performance that is engaging and genuine.

Buzz Music (Click here for link to original article)

Up And Coming R&B Diva Trynket Releases “Picture (In My Brain)”

The depth of emotion in “Picture (In My Brain)” is immediately evident and resonant, a quality that has always stood out in Trynket’s music and lyrics. Trynket allows her music to tell the story of real-life events and experiences and this single is no exception. Smooth vibes and genre-fusion pour through as “Picture (In My Brain) comes through the speakers. A pristine and professional soundscape creates a trip-hop-like ambiance, a peaceful moment of escapism, and a likable and calming groove. Alongside this we hear Trynket’s captivating vocal melody moving through the layers, offering personal insight and contemporary references that often feel well-rooted in modern hip hop. Trynket possesses the admirable quality of forming genuine connections through music, there is a certain honesty and realness to the gentle presentation and the unwavering, free-flowing lyricism. We love “Picture (In My Brain) and can’t wait to hear more from Trynket.  

 

Hey Trynket! How long have you been making original music?

Hi, Buzz Music! I started writing my own songs when I learned how to make my own chord progressions on the piano - about a year after I started taking piano lessons when I was five. The first song I ever wrote was about champagne, and I'll never forget it cause it was so bad lol. The first line of the song was literally "Tiny bubbles in my wine..." and I didn't even have any clue what the heck champagne was or how it tasted. But I guess we all gotta start somewhere haha.

 

In what ways would you say your sound or style has evolved over time?

I've definitely come a long way since "champagne song" days, but I would say my sound's evolved a lot in just these past 2-3 years from the synth pop sound I began with originally (back when I released my first EP in 2015) to the more urban pop sound my new material is now. When I first started my solo project in 2015, I had just parted ways with a synth pop band that I performed with for years so I was still on this heavy synth pop kick, but I started to miss the soul and R&B vibes I grew up listening to so I think it was only natural and inevitable that I eventually gravitated back to my pop-R&B roots more.

 

What does the song “Picture (In My Brain)” represent for you, and what do you hope people take away from it?

I started writing "Picture (In My Brain)" when I was reflecting on all the big lessons I learned after a really painful breakup and realizing that adulthood was nothing like what I had dreamed or expected it to be growing up. I think every young adult kind of goes through this type of thinking process after they make their first big mistakes in life. It's always such a shock to the system at first, but what healed and saved me during this dark time in my life was music. It's what kept me sane amidst the chaos and everything that was falling apart around me and is pretty much the only way I've been able to make sense out of anything in this life. This is why, for me, music is a really spiritual thing and a blessing that I'll always be grateful for. The last section of my song "Picture (In My Brain)" is basically one big celebration about music and how powerfully life-changing it is. So if there's one thing I'd like for people to take away from this song - it would be how our passions and callings in life can be the necessary strength we need to help ourselves rise out of our most painful experiences.

 

Who do you admire or look to for inspiration?

I would say my biggest influences are Aaliyah, Depeche Mode, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and The Beatles. I know they're all from different genres, but I love every single one of their vibes. I never get tired of their songs and creativity.

 

How has 2019 been so far for you? What’s next?

2019 has been so exciting!! I'm so happy with how my new single and music video release "Picture (In My Brain)" turned out, and it's also the first music video I've ever directed and choreographed. I'm about to shoot another music video for the next single release and am preparing for more upcoming live shows scheduled for later this year and next year. Prior to this summer's release, I was on show hiatus for about two years to focus on recording the new material, but now I'm just itchin' and ready to get back on stage again!!

 

Milquetoast Dies at the End

 

"Trynket - Inday from Cebu (2015)

 

Rating: A

 

The first thing that struck me about Inday From Cebu was the level of respect. There’s a drive to be light and airy on modern pop music, but the depth of emotion on Trynket’s debut EP was immediately evident. Synthpop has a tendency to fall into either the “PARTY FUN WHO CARES YEAH!” side, or the “stock introspective sadness over a boy” side. Trynket managed to avoid both of those pitfalls by making incredibly honest, yet incredibly fun songs. By letting the gushy indulgence fall away, the album was smart. I found myself listening to the words and the musical shifts, rather than simply bobbing to the beat. I appreciated the poetic articulation, rather than some vague jam. I learned where Cebu is. It’s uncommon for a debut or an EP to be as fully realized as Trynket managed on her debut EP. Oftentimes, an EP serves as little more than a loose demo for an artist, teasing a general sound, and promising strong potential in future releases. Inday From Cebu is a full work in its own right. These aren’t teaser tracks, and this isn’t a teaser album. I certainly hope to see more of Trynket, but to only say “good things are in store” is to ignore the pure talent that shone through on this EP.

 

Trynket approaches musical blending differently on Inday From Cebu. Blending may not even the the correct word, because “blending” implies something (maybe negative) about the purity of the sounds themselves. This EP isn’t a pile of half-complete attempts at multiple genres. It doesn’t blend as much as it shifts. Demonstrating a strong mastery of styles, the songs go from ‘80s synth bits, to trap, to hip-hop drums, into big pop hooks. Each element has its place and practice clearly defined. Trynket isn’t afraid of time and pacing, and rather than rushing through a half-baked blend, every element is recognized and offered a respectful nod. The lyrics tie the entire composition together, serving as both the frame and the picture in this triumphant debut."

Artist Reach

 

"Natural sound. Natural voice. Natural beauty. And a natural altogether.

 

This is some dynamically fresh fruit for the ear with Trynket‘s very eclectic, electric, and tropical sound integrated with that irresistible pop sensibility. Her single “Inday From Cebu” is a very uplifting track with a strong showcase of vocal range, natural talent, well polished production value, and a very dynamic approach to tackling the pop genre without overproduction theatrics that can tend to diminish the nature of an Artist’s natural gift of talent.

 

The auto-tune has been placed on hold for this track, and rightly so. Without pitch correction and over compression in the post production stages, you get to hear Trynket‘s voice soar through this track; first giving off a calm and collective tone to her mature vocal ambience, and shortly after hitting you with a very powerful vocal range with the perfect layer of chorus and reverb to compliment her naturally gifted sound that makes you even more interested as the track progresses.

 

There are so many key factors and compliments in the songwriting; the progressions are catchy and well placed, the melody that is beautifully placed over the progressions are gracefully eclectic and have a brilliant sensibility to them, and there’s harmonies in exactly the right places. 

 

I can definitely grasp the depth of a track like this; everything from the lyrical content to the production value which shares perfect parallels in brilliance, originality, character, showcase, and overall nature of Trynket‘s blissful and refreshing natural sound. This is something perfect for a summer soundtrack, movie soundtrack, and has that ability to be placed just about anywhere. Trynket is an Artist that definitely has big things on the horizon, and this single definitely showcases her ability beautifully. If her main goal was to blow minds by showing off her god’s gift of vocal ability, mission accomplished. I anticipate highly what tricks Trynket has up her sleeve in the shortcoming."

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