Cyote - alternative / indie rock music artist from NY, US.


After ten years working behind the scenes in the music business for artists such Tori Amos, Meshell Ndegecello, Santigold, Kaki King and more, Hudson Valley-based multimedia artist and singer-songwriter, Carter Lou McElroy aka Cyote emerges with her debut single and video, “Red." Punctuated by resonant guitars, sultry vocals and militant drums, “Red” is seductive but not without risk– treading the line between hope and truth.

“After a nearly decade-long love affair with this sultry city, the lure of it still has its hold on me,” Cyote told BUST. “Red is an illustration of that push and pull – the dark hustle, the sweetest of rewards, a true love and a heartbreaking loss. I’m addicted to its endless amount of possibility yet am terrified of its absolute uncertainty at all times.”

Born and raised in the Hill Country of Texas, Cyote, fantasized while listening to Stevie Nicks, Fiona Apple and fellow Dallas' Arts Magnet High School alum, Erykah Badu. A decade later, Cyote presents “Red,” evoking hints of Portishead and Meshell Ndegecello.