Author and interpret born in Djibouti, Shay Lia invites you through her music in her universe of both rhythm, sensuality and mystery. With a passion for dancing and smooth Jazz, Shay Lia creates a music to move and dream to. She started getting attention after the release of the soundcloud single « Virgo » produced by the new OVO signature STWO with around a Million plays, then more recently, with the release of Kaytranada first album single « Leave me alone » released on XL
Recordings. In April 2017 Shay Lia released « Blue » a sultry r’n’b soul
balade produced by both KAYTRANADA and BADBADNOTGOOD her first official solo track marking the start of her musical career. The track garnished a lot of
support from BBC Radio in the U.K. and propelled Shay Lia at the forefront of the new names to watch in 2018.
Following the success of the song she was invited by friend and longtime collaborator KAYTRANADA to perform with him at Coachella Festival April 17, then at Afropunk Brooklyn Festival in August.
After releasing her latest single « What’s your problem? » Shay started to get noticed by more mainstream media
like BET France or Trace TV International and got her first print editorial in U.K. Based fashion magazine « Teeth ».
Today Shay Lia is getting ready to have a stellar 2018, working on both her Debut ep and first European and Canadian tour.