PAYDAY’s ascension continues today, as she joins forces with ILoveMakonnen on the new track, “Whoopsy,” out now. The track appears on ILoveMakonnen’s new album, ‘My Parade’, which is also out now, released in partnership with Makonnen’s Own Timeless Magic and COR/TAN Records.
Speaking about the collaboration, PAYDAY reveals,“Thank you to the legend Makonnen for having me on this track and his debut album. I heard the line ‘I lost your hoe and now you know’ and it spoke to my soul.”
Listen to ILoveMakonnen’s “Whoopsy” feat. PAYDAY HERE
Speaking about the new album, ILoveMakonnen explains, “The My Parade project is my first album being back in control over my art and creativity. It’s about celebration of self and having your own parade even if the world is raining down on it. My Parade album is a collection of genre bending styles that I like to experiment in and showcase my versatility as an artist putting no limits on my musical expression. It’s for my fans who appreciate and enjoy all of the different eras of ILoveMakonnen’s music so far and for new ones joining in now on my artistic journey.” He continues, “This is releasing music in its purest form. The artist creates and then releases it to the world. No major label, no distributor.”
“Whoopsy” follows PAYDAY’s latest solo release, ‘P.U.K.E. Tapes Vol. 3’, which is the latest bombastic installment from her popular ‘P.U.K.E. Tapes series, the first two of which debuted in the summer of 2020, thus putting PAYDAY firmly on the map as one-to-watch. Listen to ‘P.U.K.E. Tapes Vol. 3HERE.
Paired with an official music video for the track, “Cry,” written and conceptualized by PAYDAY and exploring “toxic masculinity” and the tendency for men to keep their emotions bottled up, doing everything in their power to maintain that stereotypical “machismo” image. “Men/boys pretending to like traditionally manly things just because it’s the norm feeds into toxic masculinity and can be super harmful,” PAYDAY explains. “That’s what the song and video shows—crying isn’t a sign of weakness.”
Bolstered by PAYDAY’s knack for spitting lyrics and her signature quick wit, complemented by production from heavyweights SickDrumz, Andy M from Death Grips, Wilie Tafa, Peter Lalich and Nick “Unknown Nick” Audino, this four-track collection includes two previously unreleased tracks “Meow God” and “Cry,” alongside fan favorites “Dolphin,” and “Big Boy.” On the latter, her lyrical acrobatics collide with the affirmation, “I’m a girl, I’m a girl, yeah I know, but I got a big mouth and a big boy flow.” “Big Boy” is resonating with fans worldwide, seeing more than 200K combined global streams in less than a week. Watch the Gabe Hostetler-directed video for “Big Boy” HERE.
Explaining the origins of the ‘P.U.K.E. Tapes’ title, she explains, “I do so many different things…I’ll make a poppier song, or I’ll go in and really spit, or I’ll get depressed. It’s literally like puke, so I made this acronym with a deeper meaning: Payday’s Unbelievably Killer EP. It’s a random assortment of songs…like word vomit.”
This latest collection of commanding, genre-defying bangers is just the tip of the ice-berg of what’s to come from the proud all-American blue-collar California-born and based (by-way-of Louisiana, Texas and Seattle) teen.
At the end of last year, PAYDAY officially closed out 2020 with the official release of her 11 track mixtape, ‘It’s Just Music,’ written and performed by the teenager. Listen HERE. In October, she also dropped the official music video for ‘Guts.’ which NYLON hailed as “a sweet lil’ love song for the love-avoidant.”
PAYDAY spent most her childhood traveling state-to-state with her family, wherever they could find work. Often an outsider at whatever school she found herself each month or year, PAYDAY grew increasingly angry at the world, eventually finding an escape in music and a reliable friend in a Nintendo DS and $14 dollar mic she purchased at Walmart. From 8-years-old, she immersed herself in poem and lyrics, raps and beats, eventually evolving into all things PAYDAY. “It’s crazy, I went from being the weird new kid with a southern accent, to the cool kid who knew how to rap and produce music.” Suddenly, the kids who once bullied her for being the weird outsider, all wanted to be her friend, and PAYDAY found her calling spitting rhymes and lyrics in the school playground and producing music in her bedroom.
Fast forward 2019, PAYDAY officially entered the scene and unintentionally amassed quite the cult following with the release of her debut single ‘Super Thicc,’ which soon prompted A&R’s and music blogs to come knocking. Inspired by everything from Tyler, The Creator, Lil Uzi, OutKast, and Kanye to Charlie XCX, Paramore and My Chemical Romance, PAYDAY is a welcomed and refreshing genre-defying voice for her generation. Having spent most of 2020 writing and recording music, PAYDAY is undoubtedly poised as one to watch and to break big in 2021.
With more P.U.K.E. and other projects on deck, PAYDAY consistently inches closer to making this ambition a reality.
Listen to PAYDAY’s new song with ILoveMakonnen, “Whoopsy” HERE.