Slayyyter

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Slayyyter
Birth nameCatherine Slater[1]
Born (1996-09-17) September 17, 1996 (age 22)
OriginSt. Louis, Missouri, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2018–present
LabelsBig Beat
Associated acts
  • Ayesha Erotica
  • Boy Sim
  • Graveyardguy
  • That Kid
  • Robokid

Catherine Slater (born September 17, 1996), known professionally as Slayyyter, is an American pop singer and songwriter, currently based in St. Louis. She started her career independently through SoundCloud.[2] She was originally named Slater, before renaming herself to Slayyyter. Her single release "Mine" reached #38 on the iTunes pop chart.[3]

Early life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Slayyyter is from a small suburb Kirkwood, which is near St. Louis, where she has "kind of lived [her] whole life". She went to private grade schools, and later continued her education in public school, where she was "offered great music classes for the first time."[4]

2017–2018: Early approaches to music and first single releases[edit]

Slayyyter spent a year in college, studying at the University of Missouri. This time was an "expensive experiment" in which she started her career as a musician, writing "'80s lo-fi pop" that she herself produced and edited, but never published. She later dropped out and committed fully to her music career.[5]

In spite of being based in St. Louis, Slayyyter's most frequent collaborator, Ayesha Erotica, is from Los Angeles.[5] The artists met through Twitter, which is where Slayyyter first developed a following: "I've been on Twitter for a really long time, building a little following".[5] The artist credits Stan Twitter for making her get to know Ayesha. "I feel like a lot of my fans are just Charli XCX fan accounts. It was a Charli account who told me about Ayesha and that kind of started everything", Slayyyter stated in an interview for The Fader.[5]

Apart from "BFF", the singles "Ghost", "Candy", "Alone" and "All I Want For Xxxmas" also sprung from the collaboration between the two artists. The rest of Slayyyter's 2018 single releases included "I'm High", "Platform Shoes" and "Hello Kitty".

2019: Debut tour, "Mine" and first mainstream recognition[edit]

After a 14-second snippet of the song gathered attention on Twitter with over 200,000 views,[6] "Mine" was released on Valentine's Day[7][8] and in less than 24 hours reached #38 in the iTunes pop chart in the United States.[3] On February 11, Slayyyter announced her debut US tour with the support of Robokid and Boy Sim, titled The Mini Tour.[9]

In the near future, Slayyyter plans on releasing her debut mixtape and moving to Los Angeles.[10] She has collaborated with rapper Azealia Banks on the track "New Victim" from Banks' upcoming third mixtape Yung Rapunxel Pt. II. Slayyyter also was featured on a video by MTV where they name-dropped her and associated act Ayesha Erotica as promotion for Slayyyter to “rock your summer playlists”.

Artistry[edit]

Music style[edit]

Her music style has been likened to Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton,[11] as well as sounding somewhat "like Charli XCX on whippets".[5] Her first 2018 release, "BFF", featured Ayesha Erotica, a producer and frequent collaborator[12] from Las Vegas who has worked previously with people such as Joanne Prada. She has also worked with Boy Sim, being a featured artist on the song "Faded" from his debut album.

Influences[edit]

Slayyyter cites Britney Spears, Timbaland, Nelly Furtado, Lady Gaga, and Justin Timberlake as some of the artists she listened to the most growing up and who ultimately influenced her musical style.[12]

Visual style[edit]

Slayyyter's visual style has been defined as "distinct MySpace-era".[13] She frequently collaborates with British-based artist Glitchmood for single artworks,[5] who has also worked with Cupcakke.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "BFF" (2018)
  • "Ghost" (2018)
  • "I'm High" (2018)
  • "Platform Shoes" (2018)
  • "Candy" (2018)
  • "Hello Kitty" (2018)
  • "Alone" (2018)
  • "All I Want For XXXmas" (2018)
  • "Mine" (2019)
  • "Daddy AF" (2019)[14]
  • "Everytime" (Britney Spears cover) (2019)[15]
  • "Ride wit Me" (Nelly cover) (2019)
  • "Cha Ching" (2019)[16]

Tours[edit]

  • The Mini Tour (2019)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slayyyter brings the 90s to 2019 on hyper-sweet "Mine"". The Line of Best Fit. February 20, 2019. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  2. ^ "slayyyter". SoundCloud. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "iTunes Pop Charts". iTunes Chart. February 8, 2019. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  4. ^ "Exclusive: Slayyyter is Music's Internet Princess". V Magazine. April 12, 2016. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Slayyyter really is the future of pop music". The FADER. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  6. ^ "Twitter". Welcome to Twitter. January 29, 2019. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  7. ^ Maicki, Salvatore (February 15, 2019). "Slayyyter seizes her Valentine on new single "Mine"". The FADER. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  8. ^ "Oh me, oh my, Slayyyter Just Debuted A Perfect Valentine's Day Track". CelebMix. February 14, 2019. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  9. ^ "☆ slayyyter ☆ on Twitter". Twitter (in Latin). June 25, 2012. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  10. ^ Irvin, Jack; Irvin, Jack (February 15, 2019). "The Internet is a Pop Star's Game, and Slayyyter is Winning". Rolling Stone (in Kinyarwanda). Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  11. ^ "Slayyyter Is 2018 Pop, Inspired By 2007 Britney, Lindsay, and Paris". PAPER. October 15, 2018. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Slayyyter Wants to Be the Next Main Pop Girl". MuuMuse. February 14, 2019. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  13. ^ "Slayyyter Premieres Full Version of Meme-Inspiring 'Mine': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  14. ^ Daw, Stephen (May 15, 2019). "Slayyyter Oozes Bossed-Up Confidence With 'Daddy AF'". Billboard. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  15. ^ Nied, Mike (May 24, 2019). "Slayyyter Puts Her Own Twist On Britney Spears' "Everytime"". Idolator. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  16. ^ @slayyyter (August 6, 2019). "☆ CHA CHING ☆ PROD. BY @robokidmusic OUT ON 8/16 ☆ ART BY @glitchmood" (Tweet). Retrieved August 7, 2019 – via Twitter.