This week’s #Womancrushwednesday is up and coming singer Storry.
A native of Toronto, Storry is best described as exquisitely eclectic. Her music, like her style, is a unique blend of influences that creates something altogether intriguing. A fusion of hip hop, R&B and, surprisingly, an addition classical music, her music may be like nothing you’ve ever experienced. On the heels of performing two sold out shows in Montreal and in Sherbrooke (where her co-writer resides), Storry will be bringing her talents to the stage right here in Toronto, on March 31, 2016. Like in Quebec, Storry will be stripping things down to the bare necessities, accompanied by acoustic piano only.
Storry embodies in her voice the warmth of the R&B and ballad tradition of the 1990s (reminiscent of Whitney Houston), the control and precision of an opera singer (she’s trained in opera), and the virtuosity and badassery of a rapper. “Music is my first love,” Storry says, “and I just recently got back in touch with her, so I’m a little obsessed with that relationship at the moment.” That love will soon be showcased in the form of a 6-song EP, set to drop in the summer of 2016. With more music in her arsenal, Storry has also written a full-length concept album (which will also be previewed at the upcoming show). But you don’t have to wait until summer to hear what Storry can do. Take a listen below:
Storry’s lyrics are politically charged, feminist, vulgar, and groundbreaking. She has one hell of a story and she is no longer afraid or ashamed to share it with the world, and I for one am excited to hear it. We got the chance to catch up with this brave beauty on matters of the heart. Take a read below!
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
Their energy, their vibe. We are all connected and so our intuition - our response to the energy someone exudes – is usually a good indication of their compatibility. Always trust your gut! It’s 99% right… well, you can’t be right 100% of the time.
What’s your instant deal breaker?
If I found out you’ve lied to me. About ANYTHING…and I will! Whether it’s about our age, your status, or even where you purchased your sneakers. I like blunt, bold honesty. Confidence is key. Know that yourself is enough. You don’t need to embellish. Sometimes, you spot a good looking man from across the room and you feel to chat with him. But then when you start conversing and shit starts rolling off his tongue, my immediate thought is, “I wish we had never spoken, so that I could have at least continued enjoyed his good looks.”
What is the best piece of romance advice you have ever received?
Unfortunately, I have never received good advice. But I have some for you:
Love breeds more love. If you are in a relationship that is causing you more anxiety than safety, more jealousy than appreciation, more sadness than joy…get the fuck out. When you’re in love with someone, it shouldn’t breed hatred or contempt, it should make you love yourself and everyone else around you even MORE.
Describe your love life in one word:
If there was one piece of advice you could give to other men/women out there, what would it be?
Confidence is sexy. BE YOURSELF. Don’t apologize for who you are, for your past, for your present, for your dreams, to ANYBODY! This includes family, friends, even your mom. Don’t try to be anybody else, no matter how much you admire them, because you will always only ever be a second rate version of that person AT BEST. But there is only one of YOU in this entire universe and we need you! Let your light shine, don’t dim it, don’t shrink yourself, don’t make yourself smaller. The right person or people that are going to love you properly, will love you because of everything you are and for everything you’re not. This really helps you narrow down the people who should be in your circle in any capacity.
You can check out Storry live and in person here in Toronto on March 31, 2016 at 8pm at Gallery 345 (345 Sorauren Ave #3, Toronto, ON M6R 2G5). Advanced tickets are available for sale here: .