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Shay Lia Releases New Single “Solo” Featuring Buddy

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“Shay Lia”, the French-Djiboutian singer and songwriter based in Montreal, has released a new single called “Solo”. The song is a catchy and upbeat tune that showcases her smooth vocals and her versatility as an artist.

“Solo” is the first single from her upcoming second EP, which is expected to drop later this year. The song is about embracing independence and self-love, and finding happiness within oneself. “Shay Lia” sings: “I don’t need nobody else / I’m good on my own / I’m flying solo”.

The song also features a rap verse from Buddy, a rising star from Compton, California, who adds some flair and energy to the track. The two artists have collaborated before on Kaytranada’s song “World of Colors”, which was released in 2019.

“Shay Lia” is no stranger to working with Kaytranada, the acclaimed Haitian-Canadian producer and DJ. She has been featured on several of his songs, such as “Leave Me Alone”, “Chances” and “What You Need”. In fact, it was Kaytranada who discovered “Shay Lia” online and invited her to work with him in Montreal.

“Shay Lia’s” debut EP, Dangerous, was released in 2019 and was longlisted for the Polaris Music Prize. The EP showcased her unique blend of R&B, soul, funk and Afrobeats, and received positive reviews from critics and fans alike.

“Shay Lia” is one of the most promising talents in the Canadian music scene, and “Solo” is a testament to her growth and potential as an artist. She is not afraid to experiment with different sounds and genres, and to express herself through her music. She is definitely an artist to watch out for in 2021.

About Shay Lia

“Shay Lia” was born in France and raised in Djibouti, a small country in East Africa. She moved to Montreal in 2012 to study communication at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She is the daughter of Dileita Mohamed Dileita, the former Prime Minister of Djibouti.

“Shay Lia” started singing at a young age and posted videos of herself covering various songs on social media. She caught the attention of Kaytranada, who invited her to collaborate with him on his music. Since then, she has been working with him and other artists such as Buddy, BadBadNotGood and Stwo.

“Shay Lia” describes her music as “a mix of everything I love”, which includes R&B, soul, funk, Afrobeats and pop. She cites Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Sade and Aaliyah as some of her influences. She also draws inspiration from her African roots and her multicultural background.

“Shay Lia” is an independent artist who writes and co-produces her own music. She is passionate about creating music that resonates with people and that reflects her personality and emotions. She hopes to inspire others with her music and to spread positivity and joy.