Shay Lia is a French-Dijboutain independent creator, now residing in Montreal from where she expresses her views on identity, reprogramming the mind and the magic of music through her Afrobeats and R&B harmonies. Lia released her new EP titled Solaris, and is working on a new version of remixed songs which explores the many facets of her upbringing and curiosities in life.
From the age of 3, she knew her musical affinity was just the beginning. Her East African heritage and French roots have been intrinsic to her identity that shines through her percussion-soaked mixture of neo RnB, introspective lyricism and groovy island instrumentals.
After receiving her degree in Sociology and Communications, she decided to venture into other routes and trails of life, ultimately bringing her music career to fruition not that long ago. Her breathy gusts of sensual, soulful, and warm ambience allow her tunes to be endlessly playable. Lia’s pure and poetic melodies have brought her to many notable opportunities, collaborating alongside names like Kaytranada, Nigerian star Adekunle Gold and soulful Dutch singer Leven Kali. Her latest single with Michael Brun titled Baby Who, is just a taste of what Shay Lia can do. (metalmagazine.eu)