The name Shay Lia might not ring a bell immediately, but fans of producer Kaytranada definitely have heard her angelic voice already. Remember that catchy “Leave me Alone” track from his debut album 99,9%? Where a funky, disco-like beat is paired with lush vocals that sing about breaking free from toxic influences? Yep, that’s Toronto’s latest R&B trophy, Shay Lia.
The two Canadian artists first discovered their magic as the golden duo “Shaytranada” three years ago, while creating “Lovelock” and “3 months” (on the experience of getting through three months of not seeing your man). Then they started the new year with two sultry bedroom joints, “Losing Her” and their latest track “Blue” (co-produced by BADBADNOTGOOD). All slightly upbeat and always packed with major (Netflix and) chill vibes.