Born in India, but raised in United Arab Emirates, Gaya combines inspirations as wide as Western folk, Indian classical music, forward-looking singer-songwriters and the best contemporary pop can offer.
To date, the Dubai-based artist has released two EPs and a crowdfunded LP “The Unknown” in 2013, which showed her as one of the most beautiful and versatile new voices in the region. With a natural focus on vocals, her music steers between immediate, enchanting themes and an exploratory edge singers like Björk, Joanna Newsom or Fiona Apple have earned our love for.
“The Boys Who Cried Love” is possibly Gaya’s most impressive song yet, and it has recently received a video treatment from the director Noush Anand and the singer herself. A result of months of work, it’s a stirring story about the only remaining sphere where humanity still hasn’t made too much progress yet.
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