ETHEREAL BUT HOOK- HEAVY, ALYA IS A MUSICAL CHAMELEON WITH A SINGULAR VISION.
Alya’s music has been defined by critics as electronic, indie rock, pop, andAmore as it has begun to pick up steam, but the truth lies somewhere undefinable between it all. She is an adept innovator of sound, writing and performing songs that feel like a cinematic blend of styles and influences. This, in itself, serves her eclectic background. Born in Russia, Alya Michelson is now based in Los Angeles, where she has defined her largely experimental sound from her wide-ranging travelogue, being a classically-trained singer and ballet dancer, performance artist, painter, and multi-linguist.
Ten Years of Solitude - Album.
Ten Years of Solitude contains ten songs, one of them “Romano” is written and performed in Japanese. As part of a larger project, the album is also getting cassette and vinyl releases. When listened to through the AR ALYA Music App, the album can be experienced in a unique, visual, and artistic way. All profits from the Ten Years of Solitude will go to support the philanthropic cause of “Naked Heart Foundation” and will directly impact their mission to help kids with special needs and learning disabilities.
Don’t judge it through the prism of the musical styles and genres. Judge it with your heart. It is a story about becoming an artist, about challenges I faced. It is not a business card. I have spent the last two years in the studio putting together this puzzle of self-acceptance. Each song in the album has a story; they are each quite different and diverse, but together they carry a strong message - you can do it, even if you are just the only soldier in the field.
Winner of California Women's Film Festival
Winner of l Cinema Festival of Hollywood
Best Special Stuff from the Paris Music Video Underground
Heart Shaped Hole
Over 3M views on Youtube in a first three weeks
Single “Puppet Strings” got to the Top 10 on the Euro Indie Music Chart