Brooklyn-based Russian-born singer-songwriter Olya opens the latest chapter in her musical journey with her newly created electro synth-pop project. Smart and chic, simply named OLYA, she is cranking out a sound as intimate as her hometown peers Lucius, and as bold and brash as current electro pop darlings, Chvrches. Performing in both English and her native Russian, she "makes her mark on the synth-pop world with one of the most unique takes on the genre yet" (Yahoo! Voices).
In 2010, Olya co-produced and self-released her debut album "Carefully". Shortly after releasing "Carefully", she put together a band and started performing at famed NYC venues, including The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall and Bowery Electric, and had a chance to perform on stage of Carnegies Weill Recital Hall. In just a few years she gained a level of notability for, as TriStateIndie wrote, putting her own stamp on the genre of world/pop music. 2012 also saw her performing at several well-regarded music festivals, including CMJ, CBGB and Launch.
Under the flagship of the new electro synth-pop sound, in July 2015, Olya released her second EP "Utopia", which she fully recorded and produced in her studio. "Utopia" was released at the famed Northside Festival in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
In 2016, Olya was accepted with scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston where she now continues her studies in electronic production and sound design. While working on new electronic releases, she had an opportunity to sing in a 10-piece a cappella group, "Boston Aires", during "Pablo Ziegler Meets Berklee" show at the Berklee Performance Center (BPC). She will continue contributing to the Berklee community during 2017 with her upcoming performances.