Poor Skylar: it must be nearly impossible for an unknown artist to get noticed when a Google search automatically corrects his birth name to some jerk's phony name. The classic conundrum of MICHAEL BOLTON in Office Space comes to mind: "Why should I change my name? He's the one who sucks." Guy, I'm no publicist, but it seems like if you have to lead off your press release by telling everyone who you're not, you'd better find yourself a stage name; maybe you could call yourself "Holly Brook."

Amazingly, GrAy's album is actually really good, despite the sci-fi concept business; given equal exposure, much of the world would be as likely to listen to him as to GrEy. Hunt it down on Spotify before he smartly changes his name.

David Thorpe | dthorpe@phx.com

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