By Vanessa Tam
VANCOUVER — Talented multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, Zavia represents the perfect balance between pop, soul and contemporary R&B with the premiere of her debut single, “My Own Way.”
Born in Santiago, Chile, Zavia cut her teeth as an artist by busking on the streets of Vancouver using a minimal set up of just an electric guitar, a midi controller and a loop pedal. In anticipation of her debut EP set to release later this year, Zavia’s first single channels the vocal power and lyrical stylings of the same artists that she’s inspired by, Aaliyah, Alicia Keys and Beyonce Knowles.
“I was inspired to write ‘My Own Way’ through various experiences in my life where I found myself diminishing my own light in order to appease others,” explains Zavia. “I am a lover of people and I always have been. Some people receive my love with open arms and others don’t. This song is for anyone who has had someone in their life question the authenticity of their love; from siblings to ex-friends, ex-boyfriends and strangers.”
Zavia releases “My Own Way” today on Apple Music.BC, British Columbia, My Own Way, Zavia