LIA is a singer, songwriter and producer known for sultry vocals carrying stories nestled in poetic prose and 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 3.9 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. As LIA gears up to release her first single from Vasilia, 2019 is bound to be a year of monumental growth for the young artist.