- Words Miriam Balanescu
- Photography Riot Muse
Houston songstress Peyton enchants with new single “Don’t U Wanna Fly” and shares her pick of 10Trax she has on repeat.
Peyton, the Houston-hailing singer-songwriter, has been dazzling on the dream-pop scene since 2017. Her breakthrough track “Sweet Honey”, which mingles dreampop, R&B, and elements of soul, was selected by personal request of the show’s creator to feature on HBO’s Insecure.
The single mapped out the upcoming star’s melting pot of a style. When she started out in 2015, Peyton collaborated with Steve Lacy on her track “Verbs” – mixing elements of trip-hop, gospel, and lo-fi. The singer’s penchant for combining genres can be traced back to her musical roots: playing the violin aged 5, singing in the church gospel choir, and recently completing a degree in classical voice.
Peyton’s second EP ‘Reach Out’ solidified the artist’s presence on the music scene, meeting critical praise. In 2021, she returns with a full debut album ‘PSA’, whose two tracks released so far promise lots to look forward to. Angelic and silky R&B single “Don’t U Wanna Fly” was produced together with Biako, Insightful, David Phelps, and Vicky Farewell, while “Let It Flow” features Brice Blanco rapping bars.
In anticipation of ‘PSA’, Peyton has exclusively selected 10Trax for Notion to dream away to. Turn it up!
"Soldier" by Coco O.
I picked this song because it makes me feel like I’m driving in a moment of a perfect sunset and after a beautiful pool day.
"4U" by Pi'erre Bourne
This song is so cute overall; melodically, lyrically and production wise. That’s just on brand for me and makes me feel like a cute baddie.
"All My Girls Like To Fight" by Hope Tala
This song makes me feel so powerful! The melody is so dynamic yet simplistic. It is the perfect anthem for the girls this summer.
"Drama" by Erika de Casier
"Drama" makes me feel like a sexy girl from the early 2000s who is to die for, who doesn’t want to be in drama but is always the talk of any conversation. I love how seductive this song makes me feel.
"my slime" by Fousheé
This song is so beautiful. It makes me feel like I am in a body of water, or sailing across a lake on a gondola.
"take a break" by Odunsi
This song makes me feel like I can let loose and be free.
"PARTY SAD FACE/CRAZY WURLD" by Amaarae
I feel like a fairy listening to Ama. She’s a gem.
"Play" by Bakar, ft. Lancey Foux
This song is so playful and so beautiful. It’s one I can replay over and over.
"Wock In Stock" by Lil Yachty
I love this song because it’s so fun and makes me feel like I’m the coolest person in the world.
"Break It Off" by PinkPantheress
This is a cute song about having a crush. I love this song because it makes me feel like a sexy spy who is stealing the most precious diamond and that diamond is your heart.