Staytus proves good things come in threes with a triple-strength preview of her upcoming album Disease Of The Mind — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Introduced by the songs Dreams From Hell, Hourglass and Part Of Me, the Arizona composer and vocalist’s immersive 13-track debut album is poised to make a seismic first strike on the goth/industrial scene, as she sings about heartbreak, despair, resentment, and reality slipping away.
“I had to write Disease Of The Mind to cope with my mental health struggles,” said Staytus. “I truly felt like a broken, fallen angel when I composed this album. Acknowledging your feelings of hurt, anger, and despair can help you move through them to find hope and relief.”
The first song Dreams From Hell is a sonic, visceral piece describing the pain and anguish of experiencing abuse over and over again. The second track, an emotional plea for validation and love before time runs out, is called Hourglass. The third song Part Of Me is a haunting, melancholy appraisal of unrequited love.
Staytus wrote, sang, produced, and recorded Disease Of The Mind solo, and played every instrument on the record. Built on elaborate synthscapes, with distorted, warped guitars, and pulsating beats, the album’s industrial soundscape takes you on an emotional catharsis.
Staytus worked with Grammy-nominated music producer Adam W. Berg for Disease Of The Mind’s final mixing and mastering at Manifest Music, a state-of-the-art music production facility in Santa Monica. Abrasive and aggressive, the production of the album reflects the uncomfortable turmoil of the material. Staytus meshes dark, poetic lyrics with visceral vocals that demand you feel her anguish and pain.
Sam Grundemann, known professionally as Staytus, is a fiery powerhouse of musical talent. The 25-year-old Scottsdale native is a composer, songwriter musician, vocalist, audio engineer, and producer. As an Avid Certified Pro Tools Operator of Music and Post Production with college degrees in art, audio production and sound design, Staytus is a master at crafting soundscapes that evoke emotion.