Establishing herself as a strong solo performer, contemporary folk singer/songwriter Thaylia was recently selected out of hundreds of applicants as the 2015 NSW winner of the Alukura Songwriting Competition – an initiative of CAAMA Music where eight Aboriginal female singer-songwriters from around Australia were selected and flown to record at the CAAMA Music studios between the 12-20 April.
She is now ready to release her next single that she self-produced - a remix of her debut single Hope on her birthday the 13 May 2015 and she only has one wish and that is to give back. Having been born on Mother's Day, she has chosen to release on her birthday as a celebration of the gift of life and as a symbol of how we can use our lives to gift others who are in need. The single is a thumping electronic dance track that combines ambient trace, drum and bass with electrifying synths and her favourite acoustic guitar.
Thaylia self produced the track and had it mixed and mastered by Stereo Missile Recordings who kindly sponsored the project. Steve Peach who founded the company is a highly esteemed music industry professional in Sydney who given his time and efforts generously to the project.
The single will be available for free download via www.thaylia.bandcamp.com or supporters can choose to donate and 100% proceeds from the online sale of the single will be donated towards Abmusic & Mmad. Thaylia's humble music journey began at Abmusic - a music school for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders and Mmad (Musicians Making a Difference) is a charity that Thaylia is passionate about. Mmad exist to change the lives of young people through music who are at risk of addiction, homelessness, abuse and disadvantage.
Hope was originally released in Nov 2013 and went to Number 1 on the AMRAP Air It Now Charts for 3 weeks in Jan 2014 making it the most ordered song for community radio across Australia. This new remix of Hope marks Thaylia's first ever release as producer. Thaylia self produced the track while studying a Bachelor of Music with a major in Composition & Music Production at the Australian Institute of Music.
She is currently working on her debut EP release which will see her emerge with a new sound in 2016.