- Jennifer Janz
Grayson - Unsolved Mystery
Country music star Grayson, aka Michael Edser, spent his childhood in Australia, developing his musical abilities and fine-tuning his songwriting.
The internationally regarded music artist has just released Unsolved Mystery, his first new track in two years. Grayson’s story is an intriguing one. After establishing a following in Australia, Grayson toured the US and Europe extensively.
He secured a contract with Rifle Range Records, eventually relocating to Ireland at the beginning of 2009. In 2011 Grayson relocated to the US, going on to sign a publishing, album, and management deal in Nashville with Busy at Play Publishing, owned and operated by Garth Brook’s guitar player, Johnny Garcia.
In 2009 his first singles, Stand Clear and Change, were both successful, and soon, a string of releases followed, including the albums, Somewhere in the Night, Chronology, Little Doors, Broken Hearts & Broken Bones and Window Dreams.
Now based in Nashville and continuing to solidify his reputation as a session musician, songwriter and producer, Grayson’s new trackUnsolved Mystery is an accessible contemporary country-pop record that will undoubtedly receive across the board radio and streaming attention and expand his fanbase.
The new track is about the random nature of love, the fall-out and the person who’s left behind. It features a smooth blend of organic elements, including acoustic guitar, strings, vocal harmonies, and percussion, with a self-assured vocal performance at its centre, one that aptly reflects the nature of the lyric and its imagery.
‘‘ The song utilises a list-style lyric, communicating a deceptively complex set of circumstances without resorting to too much high drama, transforming the track in the process.
The song utilises a list-style lyric, communicating a deceptively complex set of circumstances without resorting to too much high drama, transforming the track in the process. It’s perhaps more pop than country but it nonetheless straddles both genres with enough conviction.
Unsolved Mystery is sure to connect with many, its subject matter easy to grasp despite its focus on what is not so easy to understand—heartbreak.
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