PLAYS: 31 dec
STAGE: vines stage
Big things were promised when Theia burst onto the music scene in 2016 with her break-out smash hit ‘Roam’. Em-Haley Walker’s distinctive vocals and exquisite harmonies paired with dreamy, ethereal glitter-pop and sultry R’n’B, made an indelible mark and left audiences around the world wanting more.
The electro-pop anthem ‘Roam’ became one of the biggest hits released by a New Zealand artist in 2016 when it soared up the Spotify Global Viral Chart, the US Viral Chart, the Australian Viral Chart, the Malaysian Viral Chart and topped the NZ Viral Chart. It has now clocked more than seven million plays on Spotify and continues to grow. ‘Roam’ also dominated the airwaves in New Zealand, reaching radio’s coveted ‘Top 5’ in the Airplay Charts and holding #1 spot as the most played Kiwi song for seven consecutive weeks.
The EP also contains the never released R’n’B influenced ‘Everything’, which draws on Theia’s strength as a songwriter, with its hard-hitting, pointed lyrics, and her ability to bring words to life with spine-tingling harmonies and a thunderous bass. It ends with the emotive ‘Forever’, which captures the fragility of youth, all the while glowing with undertones of joy.
The songs are now firm favourites in Theia’s mesmerising live show, which she has perfected with tours on both sides of the Tasman - opening over summer 2016/17 for Broods on the Electric Coastline tour and in April 2017 supporting Australian electro-act The Kite String Tangle in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Theia also played her first-ever US show in May 2017 after being invited to perform a showcase at the prestigious MUSEXPO in Los Angeles.
It paves the way for an exciting journey ahead; one which the talented and enigmatic artist with a passion for music and fashion is embracing with all she’s got.