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Album Premiere: Hear T. Wong’s latest effort: The Upside Down

Photo: Courtesy of the artist

No gimmicks—just trained vocals over opulent compositions. Stream singer-songwriter T. Wong’s new album now exclusively on GrungeCake.


T. Wong
Photo: Courtesy of the artist


t is seldom we hear about recording artist slash attorneys, but today, we’d have to make an exception. Born and bred in Columbus, Ohio—South 22nd Street to be exact—comes one who goes by T. Wong (stylized as T.Wong). Pulling music influences from several genres (Blues and Gregorian Chant) and artists like Nat King Cole and the Eagles, T. Wong began his musical journey four years ago. He credits Dr. Roger Parish for his assistance.

When asked what inspired the new project, the singer replied, “​Life inspired the project.” According to the Midwest musician, his family and others experienced transitions (career changes, family changes, and life changes in general) simultaneously. As far as the title of his LP goes, it isn’t a mere play on Netflix-original drama Stranger Things, but a realization that life and things can be seen and felt and lived from various angles.”

When he explained how the album differs from previous releases, he said: It utilizes digital sounds accented with live instruments. T. Wong’s earlier recordings were live. “Overall, the execution is more resolute,” he said. T. Wong refers to this project as a “milestone” where his art is surer than before.

Specifically, I chose to premiere his album because it sounds like it would in a live setting. Therefore, it deserves notice. No gimmicks—just trained vocals over opulent compositions. Finally, anyone who can protect you legally and fill your ears with music is in a pedigree of their own. Today, T. Wong premieres his latest release, “The Upside Down” with us. Experience all fourteen tracks below.

Read more about T. Wong

As unique as the name, the sound and style are equally as unique. Singer-songwriter, T. Wong, offers an experience. Since the release of his previous projects, he has been likened to acclaimed artists like Frank Ocean and Lenny Kravitz, as his sound transcends listeners to an alternate space.

T. Wong embraces all his worlds as one. He is one of two owners of an African American-owned law firm in Ohio. In a legal capacity, he represents a myriad of clients ranging from enterprises to artists.


Written by Richardine Bartee

Her unprejudiced love for people, the arts, and business have taken her this far. Join Richardine on her journey as she writes history into existence, one article at a time. Richardine is a member of the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs, and a GRAMMY U Mentor. She is the North American Press Agent and US Business Manager for Oxlade; Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.


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