One of the highest rated unsigned artists to date by RollingStone ME, Dubai-raised & based Independent singer-songwriter & multi-disciplinary artist Gaya makes anthemic, vocal-driven, highly eclectic and deeply personal music. With a growing fan base, her debut album ‘The Unknown’ was the result of a highly successful crowdfunding campaign raising over $23,000 in ten days through a first of its kind campaign in the region.
Gaya spent the last year touring the States & Asia, performing at legendary spaces like Joe’s Pub New York, Sidewalk Café NYC & BlueFrog Mumbai; worked on a collaboration with Grammy-winner Joss Stone and became a TEDx speaker & performer. In 2015, she went back into the studio to co-produce a new eponymous 3-track EP, released independently in June and performed at Dubai Music Week, Global Women in Leadership Forum & Formula 1 opening for renowned artist Florence & The Machine. She collaborates regularly with brands like Chloe, Uber, Gap, Mini Cooper & is an ambassador for Sennheiser microphones & Red Bull Music. She recently released a music video for her song ‘The Boys Who Cried Love’, a result of a massive collaboration with artists from Dubai, where they built an 18-foot anatomical heart out of cardboard among other set pieces, documenting the entire process in a series titled ‘#Collaboflove’. Gaya worked with New York-based director Sachi Machlachan and renowned DOP Shane Sigler to shoot a music video for her single 'Fake it till you Make it' in August 2016, to be released soon.
Gaya also directs & edits films - her short film 'Love Letters to Dubai', an homage to the city she grew up in, went viral, and was much appreciated in the press. She has created branded content for brands like Bloomingdale's, Harvey Nichols and Parmigiani.