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EDITORS’ NOTES

Liverpool singer Tayá’s debut EP journeys through a failing relationship. “I want you to say I want ya,” she insists on “Deeper,” the beat filled with adrenaline. She lays down the law on “When Ur Sober”, turning her demands into a bravura chorus: “You want us to be closer/So tell me when you’re sober.” The relationship unravels over the subsequent tracks—like the shadowy “Redlight,” co-written with ex-Girls Aloud member Nicola Roberts—until she lays down the law on the twinkling, confident “Sweet Waste of Time.” Sultry and no-nonsense.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Liverpool singer Tayá’s debut EP journeys through a failing relationship. “I want you to say I want ya,” she insists on “Deeper,” the beat filled with adrenaline. She lays down the law on “When Ur Sober”, turning her demands into a bravura chorus: “You want us to be closer/So tell me when you’re sober.” The relationship unravels over the subsequent tracks—like the shadowy “Redlight,” co-written with ex-Girls Aloud member Nicola Roberts—until she lays down the law on the twinkling, confident “Sweet Waste of Time.” Sultry and no-nonsense.

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About Tayá

Vocalist Tayá arrived with a mature contemporary R&B sound despite her young age. Born in Liverpool, England, she absorbed classic Motown as a youngster and developed an affinity for pop-R&B artists like Ashanti and Ciara. Discovered after she joined a choir -- her intent was simply to spend time with friends, not to ignite a career -- she signed to the U.K. wing of major-label Atlantic. She made her recorded debut as a teenager in 2015 with the June release of the atmospheric slow jam "Got Me Wondering." "Fingerprints," an aching ballad with Soulection affiliate Sango, followed that November. A slice of modern hip-hop soul, "Sweet Waste of Time," was out by the end of February 2016, trailed a few months later by a club-oriented collaboration with Redlight, "Here with Me." ~ Andy Kellman

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