Gaya is an India-born, Dubai-based artist that has the talent and smarts to add weirdness and mystery to contemporary pop singing. I agree with Beehype when they compare her to the likes of Björk, Joanna Newsom, and Fiona Apple.
Her new music video for “The Bous Who Cried Love” is understated and beautiful.
World Music Wednesday: Manika Kaur
From: Dubai, UAE
Sounds Like: Sigur Rós
Australian-born and Dubai-based singer Manika Kaur performs spiritual hymns in honor of her Sikh religion, but you don’t need to be religious to fall in love with her voice. The music is soothing yet always engaging, much of that having to do with Kaur’s smart composing and instrumentation that’s influenced by both her eastern faith and her enjoyment of…
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