Combine classic, soulful, vocals with a modern twist of pop, electronic, and alternative R&B sounds and you’ll find yourself at the heart of Lia Menaker’s music.
Menaker’s music is a reflection of a childhood steeped in theatre and pop music, a long-time love for jazz singers such as Nina Simone and Billie Holiday, and added inspiration from artists like Amy Winehouse, Kimbra, and SOHN. The name kyrøs, which serves as Menaker’s alter ego, was born after a year of experimenting with new sounds, gear and musical approaches, and at a time of deep self-reflection.
“There’s something about your 30’s… I started re-thinking what mattered… who I always told myself I was or wasn’t, and how my own storylines were creating this skewed reality.”
This is the impetus behind her self-produced debut EP – 5 songs that delve into multiple aspects of identity, from creating fixed identities, to limiting ourselves through our own storylines, to understanding what it means to be human in such a digital age. The songs are vocally driven and play with a mix of space, minimalist stylings, and experimental sounds.
Menaker has toured 50+ cities around the country and has licensed music to national and international networks such as MTV, PBS, and Netflix. She performs regularly in Philadelphia and live streams weekly on Twitch and Facebook. Her EP “I Am Kyrøs” releases on all platforms June 16, 2020.
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