Uniquely Herself, ALWAYS YOU: Lyia Plays the Blues and More

Beginning from the lead song and title track, jazz songstress Lyia Meta has a commanding presence and unique sound on her latest album, Always You. As you can see and hear in the music video above, Meta is is a confident and strong singer and songwriter that exudes beauty in her music, her voice, her elegance, and her style. With a blend of jazz, pop, blues, and classical music, her sound is unique and never lacking in pizazz or soul. Her music has earned comparisons to the like of Nina Simone and Sade – and this extremely high praise is both well deserved and accurate. The Malaysian born and world trained Meta has earned a variety of awards and accolades on her music up until this latest release, but listening to this album makes all of those seem like just the start.

The 8 tracks on Always You show off her range, as well as her songwriting and performing prowess. With a maturity and depth to her vocal performance, it’s hard to believe she hasn’t been on the scene for decades. With influences from world music, Sinatra-esque lounge numbers, a variety of styles of jazz, and even rock make her sound hard to pin down in terms of a genre label – but that’s often the mark of truly good music.

The album straddles that unique territory where it plays as both perfect background music while working on things around the house or driving, while also being the type of album you can put on and really allow to engulf you while focusing on every note and sound.

For more info on the album, Lyia, and all of her music, visit www.lyiameta.com.

Justin has been running websites since his first Geocities site in 1994, but only did he ever start covering anything of substance years later. After he stopped regularly running local concerts in Northern NJ and the greater Philly area, he knew he needed to step up his writing game if he expected to continue to get free music to listen to. He writes regularly here and at Cinapse, as well as contributing to a few other sites on occasion. He likes music, film, the Philadelphia Eagles, the 76ers, talking about Criminal Justice, reading Intelligence Report, and his family... not in that order. His beautiful wife is far more talented than he is and his kids far more adorable... and crazy.
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