Pop music has a knack for producing stars that aren’t afraid to go all the way with their music, performances, fashion and personas, and Slayyyter is no exception to the rule. Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, this rising sensation has not only grabbed the underground pop music scene’s attention but also captivated hearts across the globe with her infectious beats and unapologetic attitude.
Slayyyter recently doled out her highly-anticipated new album Starfucker, which deserves to rank among the best electronic projects of 2023. Don’t believe me? Go ahead and listen to it now — it’s a no-skips record!
Internet Sensation Turned Pop Star
Slayyyter’s journey to fame began on the internet, where she initially gained recognition for her viral pop covers and original tracks on platforms like SoundCloud. Her breakthrough came with songs like “Mine” and “BFF,” which quickly garnered millions of streams. This digital success catapulted her into the limelight within certain electronic, pop, and dance scenes, where she is now one of the most exciting and creative names working today.
A Master of Nostalgia
One of Slayyyter’s defining characteristics as an artist is her penchant for nostalgia. Her music draws inspiration from the ’90s and early 2000s pop culture, bringing back the neon-soaked aesthetic and bubblegum pop sound of that era. With influences like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, Slayyyter takes listeners on a trip down memory lane while adding her very modern twist.
Collaborations with Big Names
Despite being a relatively new artist, Slayyyter has already collaborated with some big names in the music industry. She teamed up with pop sensation Charli XCX on the track “Cha-Ching” and worked with artists like Ayesha Erotica and Kim Petras, proving her ability to hold her own among established stars.
Slayyyter’s openness extends beyond her music into her personal life. She proudly identifies as bisexual, a facet of her identity that she has openly discussed and incorporated into her work. This aspect of her identity has resonated with fans from the LGBTQ community, who see her as a symbol of representation and empowerment. She regularly plays LGBTQ-focused spaces, and most of her fans would likely identify as part of that community.
A Commitment to Growth and Accountability
In 2019, Slayyyter faced a moment of reckoning when it was revealed that she had posted a series of tweets containing racial slurs back in 2012 and 2013. Rather than shying away from the issue, Slayyyter took responsibility for her past actions and issued a heartfelt apology. She also made donations to nonprofits that were advocating for the black and brown communities.
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