LIA’s sultry vocals carry stories nestled in poetic prose with cinematic electronic productions featuring elements of trip hop and futuristic RnB.
At the age of 16, LIA developed the base of her sound crafting acoustic-laid stories on her father’s old guitar in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. After moving to Montreal for school, LIA enveloped herself in the city’s electronic music scene and decided to dispel her academic background to develop production skills and refine her sound. Now LIA grows a universe through her words, voice, and compositions, drawing influence from artists such as Feist, Banks, Bon Iver and James Blake.
Over the summer and fall of 2017 LIA released four singles under Parisian label Nowadays Records. Her first single, an energy-infused, cinematic electronic gem titled Shiver, broke 1.4 million Youtube views in the first year. Two of LIA’s fifteen collaborations also quickly peaked within their first year of release: Distant by Clement Bazin struck 8 million Spotify streams along with I Promise by Fossa Beats and Thomas White at 5.6 million. In 2018, LIA was invited to perform in Montreal, New York City and Singapore for MURAL Festival, Bar Datcha, NYC label Key + Needle and Singaporean label Super Snacks.
With this momentum, LIA finished developing her debut Vasilia EP co-produced with Montreal’s Lust and Thomas White. Drawing inspiration from the slavic folk tale of Baba Yaga, Vasilia depicts Lia’s journey of finding resilience in the mind, resilience as a woman and resilience in her relationships. LIA’s releases of 2019 have so far proven that this will be a year of monumental growth for the young artist. LIA’s first single of the year, Out of Control, landed her a premiere with Nakid Magazine and a spot at #1 on Hype Machine’s Popular chart as well as a re-release on Parisian boutique label Maison Kitsuné. Her collaborative EP with Thomas White titled Drifting continues to gain streams after landing in editorial Spotify playlists such as New Music Friday Canada, New Music Friday Norway, Evening Commute, Outliers and Montreal Chill.
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