Tay Sean is a Seattle hip-hop veteran multi-talent, known for his unique brand of envelope-pushing production and lyricism both as a solo artist and as a member of the groups Helluvastate, Kingdom Crumbs and Helladope. He’s also known for his affiliation with like-minded Sub Pop acts Shabazz Palaces, Ya Tseen and THEESatisfaction.
His second self-produced album, ‘Arc’, chronicles the anguish and healing from a real-life romance. The drama vacillates between bliss and tragedy, with heartfelt lyrics touching on single parenthood, addiction and toxicity, set to an original score of genre-bending hip-hop and R&B.
Praise for Leavings:
"Tay Sean imbues abstract raps with a vintage funk glow warped by alien gamma rays... accompanied by synths that cruise through your chakras.” – The FADER
"The album sounds like a work of hermetic rigor, each song a projection of some invisible landscape... with wonky rhythms, unpredictable arrangements and inscrutable accents in a form of mutant soul music that’s as appealing as it is strange.” – City Arts Magazine
"Leavings cements Tay Sean’s place as one of Seattle’s most thoughtful artists—one of the few who haven’t forgotten that music, at its core, is a sacred act.” – Seattle Weekly