Athyia Alna
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Athyia Alna

Port-of-Spain, City of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Port-of-Spain, City of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Alternative Indie

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"Athyia Alna - Is That Justified"

Athyia Alna offers up a freely creative presentation style with her music, this latest release feeling very much like an in the moment improvisation in some ways. There’s a notable level of space to the track, the set-up is minimalist and seems to showcase an almost live performance – a simple beat loops out in the backdrop, and meanwhile the artist plays a riff on the keys as a contrasting melody comes through vocally.

Without a doubt there’s a sense of identity to this sound, the keyboard style and the voice both pour through with unique qualities that would be quickly recognisable should you stumble upon further work from Athyia. There’s no strict genre that can be applied, really it’s this intimate and slightly sleepy, free-style kind of performance that drives things – the songwriting is the heart of it, the desire to express something in order to understand it better, or to be understood.

In this case, the song talks on toxic relationships – being hurt by those you thought could never hurt you. The quietness and personality of the vocal makes it a little difficult to pick out all of the lyrics the first time around, the melody isn’t quite as memorable as a classic pop release might be either, so you struggle to follow the rhythm of the notes along – something that tends to help lyrics stand a little taller. However, you come to notice that this is all part of the spontaneous set-up.

There are certain effects and flickers of detail that emerge to reinforce lyrical peaks, and it’s these rather than the standard, predictable melody type that gives the song weight. There’s a sense of artistry to the whole thing, it’s far from easy to expect, the song in full represents its underlying sentiment and that’s a fairly rare thing in music. It’s almost as if you’ve caught the artist at the height of this emotional turmoil, which makes it seem very real.

Find & follow Athyia Alna on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram or visit her Website. - Rebecca Cullen


Discography

Another Day (2014)
You Bring the Dawn (2014)
Is That Justified (2019)

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Athyia Alna is an alternative pop and rock artist who is passionate about creating a blend of emotive lyrics that feature smooth vocals with flowing melodies and harmonies. She uses a unique approach that capitalizes on the style’s sensibility. The singer/songwriter’s craft entails intimate and emotionally charged confessional poetry that gives rise to a raw underlying sound that speaks to the heart of every listener.

A native of the twin islands Trinidad and Tobago, Athyia grew up listening to Boys_II_Men, Britney Spears and Jay Z. It wasn’t until she sampled Avril Lavigne and Pink that she discovered her love for alternative pop/rock music and felt more in tune with the genre and herself. To this day, Avril and Pink are her go-to on any playlist atanytime on any day. This inspires her intense creative process while at the same time making her feel at home and at peace.

Athyia is self-taught, and has learned to work hard and smart in order toget things done. She has a Certificate in Introduction Music Theory and is learning how to play the piano. Not afraid to take on a challenge she is combining creating and releasing new music with her ongoing online certificate course in Rhythm and Instruments. This is a move which she has managed successfully due to her determination and drive to share her gift with others.

Having been included in the Coast 2 Coast Mixtape “rockstars” edition vol.11, Athyia Alna continues to show her ambition and hopes to perform in some festivals later this year into next year. She also plans to release new music.

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