Hailing from East Berlin, Lia emerged on the UK’s music scene as the only non-British artist to contribute vocals to The Peace Collective’s UK Hit ‘All Together Now’ where she joined an all star line up of recording artists including Julian Lennon, Mick Jones of The Clash, Suggs of Madness, Holly Johnson and Shara Nelson of Massive Attack among many others. The song reached number one on the UK Independent Singles Chart on the 19th December 2014.
Known in her native city for her colorful hair and unique fashion sense, Lia’s debut album proves there’s much more to this striking young performer than aesthetics; her masterful songwriting talent belies her years. With producer Simon Britton (Aaliyah, Ashanti, Boyz II Men, Run DMC) and co-producer Jon Moon (Amy Winehouse, Jessie J, Lady Gaga) by her side, the album features an impressive range of collaborators including Morris Pleasure of Earth Wind & Fire, (Michael Jackson, Christina Aguilera), Dale Davis (Tina Turner, Randy Crawford) and Karl Vanden Bossche (Jamiroquai, Mark Ronson, Gorillaz). Recording took place at Camden’s legendary Sensible Music studios, which have also played host to the likes of Amy Winehouse, Sting and Michael Jackson.
A sophisticated Pop undertone blends with a touch of Electro and Soul to connect the past, present and the future, characterterised honesty and innovation. Lia’s unique vocal carries the listener through a journey that embraces love, heartbreak, death, grief, the search for happiness and ultimately a sense of self-empowerment.
Legendary Bimbo Jones (34 UK Music Week number ones and 30 US Billboard Dance Chart number ones) were commissioned to remix Lia’s first single from the album, ‘Hound’. Their remix debuted at number two on the Dance/Crossover Top 40 Breaker Chart in the US, second only to Katy Perry at number one. The controversial horror film influenced promo video is already causing a stir on Social Media.