REVIEW: Layto - 'Tattoo'
Layto delivers his latest single "Tattoo" in a typically intense gritty fashion, using a signature blend of hip-hop, alt-rock and electro-pop as a musical abreaction.
Layto collaborates with Dylan Bauld (Halsye, Liam Payne) on "Tattoo" to create a sullen anthem plagued with intricate lyricism, deep set synth patterns and hard hitting hip-hop beats. "Tattoo" was a labour of love for both artists, overcoming the restrictions of writing in different parts of the country.
Speaking to the logistics of the process and inspiration behind the track Layto explains, “Being from Massachusetts and Dylan being LA based, it was the first co-write I did via Zoom and it ended up being a three month process. The initial synth reminded me of a tattoo gun and that's what spurred the concept. We're both very proud of this song.”
Layto has become the voice of a generation, speaking to the issues commonly deemed taboo in the public eye. His address of mental health issues and struggling to make it in the world have become a staple of his music. Previous releases of Layto’s have seen much success and he currently sits on an accumulated total of over 20 million streams on Spotify. He is determined to continue to defy the odds on his path to stardom.
Far exceeding the emergence status, Layto is much more than one to watch.