British singer/songwriter Pryti did not choose to be a musician. She was born to rock. Her earliest memories are of singing and playing music. Growing up for Pryti was defined by the type of musician she wanted to be. Through her younger years, she wanted to be a pop star. Later on, Pryti found a home in the heavy metal genre, which is precisely where she belongs.
Music is never perfect. To the listener, each track that Pryti creates is a work of art. It is emotional, it is real, we are connected through the shared experiences. However, to Pryti, there is always room for improvement. She is constantly working on becoming a better songwriter. Pryti is an accomplished guitarist, but would like to be more well-rounded. No matter how good you are, you can always be better. Pryti says, “I think you never stop learning. And I think, if you think you are perfect, you (pretty much) may as well give up and try something else.” A fan may hear excellence in the music, but an artist will hear what could be changed to make it ideal.
Look closer and you will see. Pryti is a storyteller with the unique ability to see beyond what is portrayed on the screen. An avid movie and television buff, she sees a story much deeper than the script presented to viewers. Many of her songs take the plot, a character, or even a moment from the show, to inspire the songs she writes. The song “Pessimist” was based on Elizabeth’s character in the television series The Blacklist. Her newest release, “Insomnia”, is about losing something you love. It is retrospective and describes the moment when you know that what you lost was so good, and you want it back. The eerie intro starts slow and builds to a roaring metal blend that resonates from every corner, like the best movie soundtracks.
So, how do you do that? Pryti struggles to explain the songwriting process, because it is different each time. A song can be born from a few choruses or a bridge, even divide itself into two separate songs. There is no way to plan it, or design the way a song comes together. There are times when she can sit down and write music from start to finish, but other times it comes in bits and pieces, or not at all. She stated, “I have literally had parts from different songs. I have hope for this song. But then I will say, ‘No, it’s for this (other) song.'” Pryti has had bouts of writer’s block at times, but overcomes it through a dogged determination to craft her own brand of hardcore lyrical storytelling.
The story continues. Pryti’s debut album, Tales of the Melancholic, is set to be released next month by her own label, Welcome To Pariahville LTD. The songs are individual short stories that read like chapters in a book. Set to heart pounding bass riffs, with a full range of high and low vocals, this collection will soon become a fan favorite. The dark, moody elements mixed with tantalizing lyrical tales unite to become as intriguing as the movies that inspire them. By capturing the experiences we all relate to, Pryti has given us the soundtrack for our lives.