Luxembourg-born pop singer Zaryah captivates with her sultry songs and unapologetic story-telling. Creating music for the fierce femme fatale, Zaryah aims to honor and empower the parts in women that have been shamed by a patriarchal society for too long.
Where are you based?
Originally I’m from Luxembourg, Europe but I now live in Los Angeles!
How long have you been making music?
Professionally I’ve only started in 2019. I was supposed to come visit LA for 2 weeks but then I met my producers (Simon Jay and Luke Shrestha) and started writing and fell in love with the process so much that I didn’t wanna stop.
What genre would you consider your music to be?
I would say my sound is sultry pop.
What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
As a kid I would always write my feelings down to the point where I had closets full of notebooks of daydreams, feelings, things that happened. It would help me deal with my emotions and I think songwriting does the same thing except now I get to share it with the world in the most fun way!
What are your biggest musical influences?
When I grew up I listened to Justin Timberlake, Shakira, Anastacia and Christina Aguilera a lot. I just love listening to artists that are unapologetically themselves and share their messages authentically. One of my biggest influences nowadays is definitely Jessy Reyez.
Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
I think the biggest challenge was always in some way myself. Music really gave me a voice and so I started to trust myself more and more. Obviously I still doubt myself from time to time but it’s getting much better! I just have to remind myself that I do this to connect with people that feel empowered by my art and at the end of the day that’s the most important thing.
How many songs or albums have you released to date?
I’ve released about 20 singles and 1 concept album.
Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
Yes! SOCIETY OF MEN is such an important song, especially during these times.. I wanted to create a feminist anthem that portrays the struggles of what it is like living in a patriarchal society. We started writing it in 2019 but revisited it this year as it has never felt quite finished yet. I think we got it to a point where the message is clear, honest and heartfelt and I truly hope that it empowers some people and most importantly encourages them to stand up for themselves!
Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
I plan on being in the studio a lot for the rest of the year, working on new singles, maybe an acoustic version of SOCIETY OF MEN and hopefully some music videos too!