Building on momentum as a sought after force behind-the-scenes, buzzing artist, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Naliya releases her debut single “Handshakes” today. The track’s percussive 808s, head-nodding bass line, and glassy keys, serve as the perfect backdrop for her ethereal delivery and unshakable hook. It’s an intimate and infectious bop and the best way to get to know her.
Hailing from Canada and based in Los Angeles, she takes the reins and personally writes and produces everything herself. Upon graduating early from Berklee College of Music, she moved to Los Angeles and grinded until she broke through into the industry. During an Instagram Live session, she caught the attention of multiplatinum producer J Kash [Maroon 5, Charlie Puth, Selena Gomez] who signed her on the spot. He placed her into sessions immediately, and she contributed to Jason Derulo’s “Lifestyle” [feat. Adam Levine] and Tate McRae’s “Rubberband.”
Now, she introduces herself with “Handshakes.”