Slayyyter

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Slayyyter
Birth nameCatherine Slater[1]
Born (1996-09-17) September 17, 1996 (age 25)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2018–present
LabelsFader
Associated acts
  • Ayesha Erotica
  • Boy Sim
  • Charli XCX
  • Graveyardguy
  • Robokid
  • That Kid

Catherine Slater (born September 17, 1996), known professionally as Slayyyter, is an American pop singer and songwriter from St. Louis, Missouri, currently based in Los Angeles. She started her career independently through SoundCloud.[5] Her single "Mine" reached number 38 on the iTunes pop chart.[6] The song was included on her self-titled debut mixtape which was released in 2019. Her debut studio album, Troubled Paradise, was released in June 2021 under Fader.[7][8]

Early life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Slayyyter is from Kirkwood, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, where she has "kind of lived [her] whole life". She went to private grade schools, and later continued her education in public school, where she was "offered great music classes for the first time."[3]

2017–2018: Early approaches to music and first single releases[edit]

Slayyyter spent a year in college, studying at the University of Missouri. This time was an "expensive experiment" in which she started her career as a musician, writing "'80s lo-fi pop" that she herself produced and edited, but never published. She later dropped out and committed fully to her music career. Her most frequent collaborator, Ayesha Erotica, is from Los Angeles. The artists met through Twitter, which is where Slayyyter first developed a following. The artist credits Stan Twitter for introducing her to Ayesha.[2][9]

Apart from Slayyyter's debut single "BFF", the singles "Ghost", "Candy", "Alone", "Hello Kitty" (produced by Boy Sim but written by Ayesha), and "All I Want for XXXmas" also sprung from the collaboration between the two artists. Slayyyter's 2018 single releases included "I'm High" (produced by GhostHaus) and "Platform Shoes" (produced by Boy Sim).

2019–2020: Singles, The Mini Tour, and Slayyyter[edit]

After a 14-second snippet of the song gathered attention on Twitter with over 200,000 views,[10] "Mine" was released on Valentine's Day[11] and in less than 24 hours reached number 38 on the iTunes pop chart in the United States.[6]

In June 2019, Slayyyter embarked on her sold-out debut tour, entitled "The Mini Tour". The tour began on June 24 in New York City, and concluded on July 27 in her hometown of St. Louis.[12]

On September 17, 2019, Slayyyter released her self-titled mixtape, Slayyyter, on iTunes. The mixtape peaked at #4 on the US iTunes Pop Chart, and #14 on the US iTunes Albums Chart.[6] She released a remix of Britney Spears' "Gimme More" to her SoundCloud in April 2020.[13] In October and November, she released the singles "Self Destruct" and "Throatzillaaa", respectively.[14][15]

2021–present: Troubled Paradise[edit]

Slayyyter's debut studio album, Troubled Paradise, was released on June 11, 2021 through Fader Label.[16] The title track and its music video were released on January 22.[17] On January 26, Heidi Montag confirmed via Twitter that she would be collaborating with Slayyyter.[18] On February 26, she released the song "Clouds".[19][20]

On April 9, she released another single called "Cowboys". "Over This!" followed on May 7.[21]

Artistry[edit]

Music style[edit]

Her music style has been likened to Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, and Paris Hilton,[22] as well as sounding somewhat "like Charli XCX on whippets".[2] Slayyyter cites Spears, Fergie, Timbaland, Nelly Furtado, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Heidi Montag, Janet Jackson, and Whitney Houston as some of the artists she listened to the most growing up and who ultimately influenced her musical style.[23][24][25] Slayyyter's visual style has been defined as "distinct MySpace-era".[26] She frequently collaborates with British-based artist Glitchmood for single artworks.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Slayyyter has publicly stated that she is bisexual.[25]

Controversy[edit]

In 2019, it was revealed that Slayyyter made a series of tweets in 2012 and 2013 containing racial slurs. She later apologized for the tweets, saying that "I have grown and changed so much in the past eight years and the person I am today is not who I was at age 15. Eight years is a lot of time to reflect, grow, mature and better yourself as a human being. And I know that being young or uneducated about the matter also does not excuse any of these things, but please know that people do change."[27][28] As a result, Slayyyter committed funds resulting from her CD and vinyl sales to the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and Black Trans Travel Fund, two charities benefitting black trans youth.[29]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Release details
Troubled Paradise

Mixtapes[edit]

Title Release details
Slayyyter
  • Release date: September 17, 2019[30]
  • Label: Slayyyter Records
  • Format: Digital download, streaming, LP, CD

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"BFF"
(featuring Ayesha Erotica)
2018 Slayyyter
"Ghost" Non-album singles
"I'm High"
"Platform Shoes"
"Candy" Slayyyter
"Hello Kitty" Non-album single
"Alone" Slayyyter
"All I Want for Xxxmas"
(featuring Ayesha Erotica)
Non-album single
"Mine" 2019 Slayyyter
"Daddy AF"
"Everytime" Non-album single
"Crush on U"
(with Donatachi)
Taste
"Cha Ching" Slayyyter
"Self Destruct"
(featuring Wuki)
2020 Troubled Paradise
"Throatzillaaa"
"Troubled Paradise" 2021
"Clouds"
"Cowboys"
"Over This!"
"Dog House"
"Stupid Boy"
(featuring Big Freedia)
TBA

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Faded"
(Boy Sim featuring Slayyyter)
2018 Pink Noise
"Dial Tone"
(That Kid featuring Ayesha Erotica and Slayyyter)
Non-album single
"Final Girl"
(Graveyardguy featuring Slayyyter)
Here Lies Graveyardguy
"Diamond In The Dark"
(Liz featuring Slayyyter)
2019 Planet Y2K
"Click (No Boys Remix)"
(Charli XCX featuring Kim Petras and Slayyyter)
Non-album single
"2003"
(Robokid featuring Slayyyter)
Sportsangel

SoundCloud releases[edit]

Title Year Other artists
"Ride Wit Me" 2019 N/A
"Gimme More (Remix)" 2020

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slayyyter brings the 90s to 2019 on hyper-sweet "Mine"". The Line of Best Fit. February 20, 2019. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Slayyyter really is the future of pop music". The FADER. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Exclusive: Slayyyter is Music's Internet Princess". V Magazine. April 12, 2016. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Bardhan, Ashley (June 14, 2021). "Slayyyter: Troubled Paradise Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 17, 2021.
  5. ^ "Pop star Slayyyter apologises for "appalling" racist tweets". Far Out Magazine. December 27, 2019. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c "iTunes Pop Charts". iTunes Chart. February 8, 2019. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Troubled Paradise by Slayyyter on Apple Music". Apple Music. January 21, 2021. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  8. ^ "Slayyyter Announces Her 'Troubled Paradise' Album With The Title Track". UPROXX. January 22, 2021. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  9. ^ "Slayyyter is gonna get what she wants (after she pays off her student loans)". The Fader. Retrieved May 11, 2021.
  10. ^ "Twitter". Welcome to Twitter. January 29, 2019. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  11. ^ Maicki, Salvatore (February 15, 2019). "Slayyyter seizes her Valentine on new single "Mine"". The FADER. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  12. ^ "Slayyyter Live: A Star in the Making". PAPER. June 26, 2019. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  13. ^ Wass, Mike (April 26, 2020). "Slayyyter Drops Killer Remix Of Britney's "Gimme More"". idolator. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  14. ^ "Slayyyter drops raucous new single "Self Destruct" featuring Wuki". The FADER. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  15. ^ "Slayyyter talks a good game on "Throatzillaaa"". The FADER. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  16. ^ "Troubled Paradise by Slayyyter on Apple Music". Apple Music. January 21, 2021. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  17. ^ "Slayyyter announces debut album 'Troubled Paradise'". NME. January 22, 2021. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  18. ^ @heidimontag (January 26, 2021). "Officially collaborating with @slayyyter 💋" (Tweet). Retrieved April 23, 2021 – via Twitter.
  19. ^ "Listen to Slayyyter's dreamy new single, 'Clouds'". NME. February 26, 2021. Retrieved March 9, 2021.
  20. ^ "Slayyyter Is Back, With Full Choreo". Paper. January 22, 2021. Retrieved May 11, 2021.
  21. ^ "Slayyyter Returns With 'Over This,' A New Pop-Punk Single Off The Forthcoming 'Troubled Paradise'". Uproxx. May 7, 2021. Retrieved May 11, 2021.
  22. ^ "Slayyyter Is 2018 Pop, Inspired By 2007 Britney, Lindsay, and Paris". PAPER. October 15, 2018. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  23. ^ "Slayyyter Wants to Be the Next Main Pop Girl". MuuMuse. February 14, 2019. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  24. ^ "Slayyyter Is 2018 Pop, Inspired By 2007 Britney, Lindsay, and Paris". Paper. October 15, 2018. Retrieved July 9, 2021.
  25. ^ a b Damshenas, Sam (March 19, 2019). "Slayyyter is the sexually liberated bisexual popstar you need to stan". Gay Times. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  26. ^ "Slayyyter Premieres Full Version of Meme-Inspiring 'Mine': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  27. ^ "Slayyyter Takes 'Full Accountability' for Past Racist Tweets". Billboard. Retrieved September 5, 2021.
  28. ^ "Pop star Slayyyter has apologised for resurfaced racist tweets". The Independent. December 27, 2019. Retrieved January 23, 2021.
  29. ^ @slayyyter (February 10, 2020). "back to announce that i have made donations to the Sylvia Rivera Law Project @SLRP and also to the @BlkTransTravelFund , two amazing organizations that benefit and provide resources for black trans women" (Tweet). Retrieved May 14, 2021 – via Twitter.
  30. ^ @slayyyter (August 29, 2019). "𝙎𝙇𝘼𝙔𝙔𝙔𝙏𝙀𝙍 - The Mixtape ☆ coming 9/17 (my birthday) :}" (Tweet). Retrieved August 30, 2019 – via Twitter.