Slayyyter

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Slayyyter
Birth nameCatherine Slater[1]
Born (1996-09-17) September 17, 1996 (age 24)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2018–present
LabelsFader
Associated acts
  • Ayesha Erotica
  • Boy Sim
  • Charli XCX
  • Graveyardguy
  • Robokid
  • That Kid

Catherine Slater (born September 17, 1996), known professionally as Slayyyter, is an American pop singer and songwriter from St. Louis, Missouri, currently based in Los Angeles. She started her career independently through SoundCloud.[2] Her single release "Mine" reached number 38 on the iTunes pop chart.[3]

Early life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Slayyyter is from Kirkwood, Missouri, a small suburb of 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. Her most frequent collaborator, Ayesha Erotica, is from Los Angeles. The artists met through Twitter, which is where Slayyyter first developed a following. The artist credits Stan Twitter for introducing her to Ayesha.[5] She intends to move to LA.[6]

Apart from Slayyyter's debut single "BFF", the singles "Ghost", "Candy", "Alone", "Hello Kitty" (produced by Boy Sim but written by Ayesha), and "All I Want for XXXmas" also sprung from the collaboration between the two artists. Slayyyter's 2018 single releases included "I'm High" (produced by GhostHaus) and "Platform Shoes" (produced by Boy Sim).

2019–present: Singles, The Mini Tour, and Slayyyter[edit]

After a 14-second snippet of the song gathered attention on Twitter with over 200,000 views,[7] "Mine" was released on Valentine's Day[8] and in less than 24 hours reached number 38 on the iTunes pop chart in the United States.[3]

In June 2019, Slayyyter embarked on her sold-out debut tour, entitled "The Mini Tour". The tour began on June 24 in New York City, and concluded on July 27 in her hometown of St. Louis.[9]

On September 17, 2019, Slayyyter released her self-titled mixtape, Slayyyter, on iTunes. The mixtape peaked at #4 on the US iTunes Pop Chart, and #14 on the US iTunes Albums Chart.[3] She released a remix of Britney Spears' "Gimme More" to her Soundcloud in April 2020.[10]

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] Slayyyter cites Spears, Timbaland, Nelly Furtado, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Heidi Montag, Janet Jackson, and Whitney Houston as some of the artists she listened to the most growing up and who ultimately influenced her musical style.[12][13] Slayyyter's visual style has been defined as "distinct MySpace-era".[14] She frequently collaborates with British-based artist Glitchmood for single artworks.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Slayyyter has publicly stated that she is bisexual.[13]

Discography[edit]

Mixtape[edit]

Title Release details
Slayyyter

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"BFF"
(featuring Ayesha Erotica)
2018 Slayyyter
"Ghost" Non-album singles
"I'm High'
"Platform Shoes"
"Candy" Slayyyter
"Hello Kitty" Non-album single
"Alone" Slayyyter
"All I Want for Xxxmas"
(featuring Ayesha Erotica)
Non-album single
"Mine" 2019 Slayyyter
"Daddy AF"
"Everytime" Non-album single
"Crush on U"
(with Donatachi)
Taste
"Cha Ching" Slayyyter
"Self Destruct (feat. Wuki)" 2020 TBA
"Throatzillaaa" 2020 "TBA"

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Faded"
(Boy Sim featuring Slayyyter)
2018 Pink Noise
"Dial Tone"
(That Kid featuring Ayesha Erotica and Slayyyter)
Non-album single
"Final Girl"
(Graveyardguy featuring Slayyyter)
Here Lies Graveyardguy
"Diamond In The Dark"
(Liz featuring Slayyyter)
2019 Planet Y2K
"Click (No Boys Remix)"
(Charli XCX featuring Kim Petras and Slayyyter)
Non-album single
"2003"
(Robokid featuring Slayyyter)
Sportsangel

SoundCloud releases[edit]

Title Year Other artists
"Ride Wit Me" 2019 N/A
"Gimme More (Remix)" 2020

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. ^ "Pop star Slayyyter apologises for "appalling" racist tweets". Far Out Magazine. December 27, 2019. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "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 "Slayyyter really is the future of pop music". The FADER. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Twitter". Welcome to Twitter. January 29, 2019. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  8. ^ Maicki, Salvatore (February 15, 2019). "Slayyyter seizes her Valentine on new single "Mine"". The FADER. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  9. ^ "Slayyyter Live: A Star in the Making". PAPER. June 26, 2019. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  10. ^ Wass, Mike (April 26, 2020). "Slayyyter Drops Killer Remix Of Britney's "Gimme More"". idolator. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  11. ^ "Slayyyter Is 2018 Pop, Inspired By 2007 Britney, Lindsay, and Paris". PAPER. October 15, 2018. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  12. ^ "Slayyyter Wants to Be the Next Main Pop Girl". MuuMuse. February 14, 2019. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  13. ^ a b Damshenas, Sam (March 19, 2019). "Slayyyter is the sexually liberated bisexual popstar you need to stan". Gay Times. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  14. ^ "Slayyyter Premieres Full Version of Meme-Inspiring 'Mine': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  15. ^ @slayyyter (August 29, 2019). "𝙎𝙇𝘼𝙔𝙔𝙔𝙏𝙀𝙍 - The Mixtape ☆ coming 9/17 (my birthday) :}" (Tweet). Retrieved August 30, 2019 – via Twitter.