Greyshadow is singer-songwriter Gregor Wessely. His music is about contrasts: leaning on guitar-driven indie artists from the Britrock-Era, such as The Smiths, his music is strongly focused on the singer-songwriter style of artists like, Sam Fender, Noel Gallagher, Ryan Adams and The War on Drugs.
The guitars are haunted by extensive synth-sections, reminiscent of the 80s, while searching for the modern at the same time referring to Roosevelt. At times the drums are a constant pulse in the background, pushing the energy of the song, at others a groovy vibe that could easily be danced to. Building new ethereal spaces, the music is dreamy and weightless and invites one to switch off for a while.
Songs can start off with a sense of light-heartedness, even giddiness but the sorrow is not far behind as the melancholy seeps through and ultimately saturates the lyrics. There is a sensitivity at play, reflecting on the challenges of relationships, how hardship can promote growth and understanding leading to a unique dynamic that can only be forged through grit and flexibility as every issue requires it’s own response.
The desire to hide oneself, shyness, alienation is here but watchful and optimistic for future openness. This mix between the two worlds is illustrated in the versatility of the songs. Behind the dreamy character of this music, lies the desire to move on, explore and arrive at uncertain places.
There is a pervasive fear of getting lost and losing touch, recognising the uncertainty of the individual, haunted by feelings of imposter syndrome while paying homage to his heroes, Noel Gallagher, Morrissey and Sting. Greyshadow blurs the line between genres, feeling out the rhythms of existence as one struggles on to find one’s place in this life.