Canadian Pop Artist, Solaya Love, illuminates a mind in bloom throughout her cross-genre latest album release, ‘Illustrious’. Taking charge of her career in the world of music and making her rounds performing at festivals in Alberta, Solaya is on the verge of becoming no stranger to the spotlight. Here’s our track-by-track thoughts of ‘Illustrious’.Life Beyond The Music
Reminiscent of Bjork with a cross of Ariana Grande, add in a pinch of quirkiness, a dash of strong vocals, and a sprinkling of contemporary and classic elements, singer Solaya Love brings a refreshing sound and a bit of edge to contemporary pop with her album, “Illustrious.”Tha After Party
"Solaya Love recently unleashed an exciting new project that combines the appeal of pop with the impact of electronic music. The sound of her most recent album, “Illustrious” is refreshingly unpredictable, yet warmly familiar, offering a great example of the artist’s creative process."The Band Camp Diaries
"With a similar affliction towards melodies, together, instead of using pre-made loops, the duo used software synthesizers to create sounds from scratch. This has all been brought together on new album Illustrious, where passion for music and the knowledge behind it has created a very interesting and seductive record."
"The record features eleven electronic filled melodies and catchy tracks that will have you singing and dancing where ever you go."Songs Podcast
"Illustrious is definitely a strong album, full of contemporary dance energy, as well as innovative blends of pop, hip-hop, and R&B washes. Solaya Love’s voice, nuanced and mesmerizing, raises the music above the level of run-of-the-mill EDM."Tattoo
"Their sound is set to bring a new standard to the world dance music and pop. Solaya Love’s heavenly voice and John Atonic’s impeccable skills and experience as a music producer delivers one unique sound to the saturated market."Global Dance Electronic
"Solaya Love is a Canadian artist who touts a melodic form of vocal pop with electronic soundscapes, at times reminiscent of Little Dragon on the track “Let It Go,” the opener on her forthcoming album ILLUSTRIOUS, out on 11/29."Obscure Sound
A collaborative mastery of singer/songwriter SOLAYA LOVE and producer/composer John Atonic. Their skilfully crafted vocal based EDM sound is co-written and independently produced by SOLAYA and John. Carefully blend of genres illuminating a journey through the breadth of human experience exploring magnetizing bass and drum syncopation, playful beats and seductive vocals that call to the heart and speak to the feet.
Their one hour live show consists of extended dance mixes of their songs featuring SOLAYA's juicy freestyle vocals and silk fan flow dance, with John mixing SOLAYA's vocals through harmonizer, looper and FX controls. John and SOLAYA compose and produce all their songs from scratch using music scoring software, software synthesizers and sampled instruments.
SOLAYA LOVE is a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician who with her vocal based electronic dance music, welcomes the listeners on a playfully melodic journey through rhythmic bass lines and lyrical depth.
"Music is a language we all speak, regardless if we can read or write it." - SOLAYA LOVE
One of her first childhood memories was dancing, singing, feeling free with no music playing in the background when suddenly, the calling to learn to read and play music became clear. Somehow, the violin was what came through as a desire. She then voiced her desire to be enrolled in violin lessons. With highly supportive parents and growing aspirations, she then continued to expand her instrumental knowledge through the pursuit of guitar, and continuing to sing. By the age of 12, she had a taste of what it meant to play in a real band and developed her stage presence. She performed as lead vocalist, rhythm/lead guitarist in a psychedelic rock band since age of 16. For 5 years they played various local venues and professionally recorded one track.
“Since I was a child, in my sleep, I would have dreams of hearing music. The next step was knowing music theory to write it all down when I woke up.” - SOLAYA LOVE
Musical influences include genres such as Psychedelic Rock, Roots/Reggae, Hip-Hop, Blues, Heavy Metal, Pop, World Music, and EDM. Inspired by artists: Tove Lo, Becky Hill, SIA, Ariana Grande, Jessie J, Madonna, Lady Gaga, John Butler Trio, Jimi Hendrix, Tash Sultana.