Payday, aka Payton Clark, is a dynamic new rapper whose tongue in cheek lyricism and fun delivery will make you an instant fan. Growing up, Payday lived all over the country, spending her childhood in Louisiana, Texas, and Washington amongst other places she called home. She began making music at a young age, but started gaining traction at 16 for her raucous tracks with references to Wal-Mart manicures, alphabet soup, and everything in between. Like many Gen Z musicians, she started by finding beats online and recording her own lyrics over them, inspired by the likes of Tierra Whack, Charli XCX, and Tyler, the Creator.
Now, she’s released her new EP ‘Rap in a Can’ and recently made her Austin City Limits debut, where we caught up with the artist to hear about her Paramore influences, nomadic childhood, the new record, and more!