With roots in both Philadelphia and South Jersey, songwriter and performing artist Smokeyy is heating things up in the music industry with his unique combination of trap beats, indie rock, and soaring melodies. After losing his father in 2021 he felt lost between losing someone so close to him, a job he hated, and everyday stressors that made it hard to simply soldier on. His album "You Seem Lost" was an oath of sorts—to himself and anyone that was listening—that he would always find a way to keep his head above water.
"Yesterday" takes on that sense of commitment to a positive future, as he acknowledges the need to both acknowledge and move on from the confines of a difficult past. His heartfelt music is written directly from personal experience, and offers a template for others to get in touch with their inner freedom. Smokeyy's approach to writing is informed by a willingness to explore different sounds and textures: from the deep roots of legendary bands like The Doors and Pink Floyd, to Lofi contemporaries like Kurt Vile and Real Estate.