Malaysian Singer Lyia Meta Reaches New Heights On Sublime “Always You” Album
Multi-award winning Malaysian singer, songwriter and exhibited visual artist Lyia Meta has an extremely rare contralto vocal range. Although her voice straddles both blues and classical music, she doesn’t stop there. Lyia’s deep, resonant vocals conjure the likes of blues pop greats Nina Simone and Amy Winehouse. She has been recognized in a wide range of genres throughout her almost two decade-long career. The obvious standout pairing has been in blues and jazz. However, the Malaysian singer has worked and been recognized in pop, Country music and even the metal world.
Lyia Meta’s Background
With a musical background that reaches all the way back to childhood, Lyia’s voice has always stood out. She blends smooth and sultry jazz tones with well-trained operatic techniques to create a signature style. As a result, she is well-loved on both sides of the Pacific: her home bases of L.A. and Malaysia.
Although she grew up in a small Southeast Asian nation, Lyia has stepped up to overcome the geographic and cultural hurdles that she has faced as her musical career exploded. Lyia has reached acclaim in the rest of the world, and especially in the United States. She does this by sliding through a multitude of genres and styes. She’s also collaborated with producers and songwriters and earned an extensive list of awards. Her accolades include ‘Best Album’ and ‘Best Female Vocalist’ wins at the 2022 Global Music Awards, and her ‘Performance of the Year’ Win at the 2022 Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards. If Michelle Yeoh, also of Malaysia, can win an Oscar, there’s proof that Lyia, with her “rich, soulful and smoky voice”, can compete on a global basis and win a Grammy!
About ‘Always You’
Lyia’s latest release ‘Always You’ continues her jazz pop exploration of her take on love, life and fun via a lyrical collaboration with songwriter Denise Dimin. The title track is a sultry, loungey and dreamy song that hearkens to the rat pack days of jazz and blues. It is a beautiful preview of the EP’s release and proves why the Malaysian singer is so renowned. Her contralto vocal range makes her unique, but it’s what she’s done with it that makes her special.
From the Artist
Lyia shares her inspiration behind this deeply personal new album.
“In my entire career as a live circuit performer and an artist, I have found that being true to myself and my influences is what makes me the artist I am proud to be.
What is uniquely ‘ME’?
Who I am is very simply heard in my music!
With the album ‘ALWAYS YOU”, the story continues as I attempt to retell the words written by songwriter Denise Dimin through my own experiences and emotions.
ALWAYS YOU is my latest chapter as I continue my musical journey!”
“Always You” is out on streaming platforms on June 16th.