New York-based songwriter Lyric Christian wants to bridge the gap between black female songwriters and the pop charts. Raised in Atlanta as Lyric Christian, Lyric writes songs inspired by her personal experiences and emotions- specifically, reckless love and heartbreak, about badass women who never hesitate to throw a little shade.
Lyric moved to New York to attend the NYU Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, and during her time there discovered her passion and knack for songwriting. Although a performer from a young age, Lyric decided then that she wanted to pursue songwriting as her main focus. A classically trained pianist and vocalist, Lyric uses her years of performing experience to influence her writing.
Lyric’s writing influences span from Bebe Rexha, to Julia Michaels, to Ryan Tedder, to Priscilla Renae. Her favorite artists and vocalists are among the greats in the history of music: Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, and Nina Simone. Lyric has played shows in both Atlanta (Variety Playhouse and 7 Stages) and New York (Arlene’s Grocery, Joe’s Pub, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and The Delancey), along with also maintaining a successful career as a model for various fashion brands.
Lyric will be releasing a song she co-wrote with artist Alice Longyu Gao on June 4th, another collaborative song with an up-and-coming pop artist at the beginning of next year, and is currently working on material for various artists in the pop music world.