PINK SKY creates and performs emotional electronica & instrumental art-rock with hardware synths, drum machines, samplers, electric pianos, and live visuals.
Comprised of husband and wife, Ryan and Angelica Hay, PINK SKY channels their turbulent personal stories of loss and trauma into immersive audio-visual beauty, and seeks to build community through transformative art-making. PINK SKY hosts an art and music series (HAY YAH House Shows) that features two synth-based artists and two visual artists each month during the spring and summer.
Pink Sky's sophomore album, meditations, is out on all platforms on September 20th. Capturing the zeitgeist of late 2018 in the US—an uncomfortable anxiety and the search for calm—meditations is Pink Sky’s most ambitious project to date and has a palpable feeling of purpose. The new experimental album reflects the band’s fears, anxieties, hopes, and visions of the future—particularly in a world that’s facing environmental and human crises.
The first single off meditations, "dark sky," marks the beginning of the narrative arc of meditations. It emerged from the conflicting emotions of wanting&trying to be positive and have a good time while feeling that the end of the world is near.
Their self-released debut album, FORMS, was released on vinyl and all major platforms on August 25th and hit #13 on the NACC Electronic Chart. FORMS was the #5 Most Played Album on WYCE 88.1FM in 2018 and won a Jammie for the Best Electronic Album.
Upcoming and recent shows include performances at The Grand Rapids Art Museum, Spacebar, Cafe Mustache, Nice Place Detroit, Langlab South Bend, Studio Anatomy, Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Riverscene Music Festival, The Pyramid Scheme, The Loving Touch, Hamtramck Korner Bar, Mexicains Sans Frontieres, The Grand Rapids Public Library, Lions and Rabbits Art Gallery, The Witch House, Green Acres (house), GRLIVE, In The Clouds Music Festival, Lamp Light Music Festival, and Blue Bridge Music Festival.
In 2019, Pink Sky pledged to donate 10% of profits to local charities that advocate for social justice and environmental issues. Donations to date include Kids’ Food Basket, Center for Women in Transition, Wellhouse GR, International Rescue Committee, and Planned Parenthood.
Photos by Hwa-Jeen Na.