She comes from the ground
She hails from the sea
She sees through the darkness
What’s hidden underneath
What are you made of?
What are you afraid of?
Powerful and mysterious. Dark and fun. Melancholic and mischievous. Combinations that usually aren’t meant to be perfectly describe Laélia.
Born next to the sea, but grown out of the ground, this creature moves fluid like water but vocalises strong as land. An incredible sight of colour, anger and sensuality.
Originally from Brazil this singer, songwriter, performer and actress moved to London 7 years ago, where she would change her destiny forever by finding her true inner sound.
Starting her career in musical theatre, she traveled all around the world performing in front of big crowds as part of famous musicals such as Mamma Mia and Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
Her theatrical past is definitely a big influence on her explosiveness and energy, which translate to very ear and eye catching songs, videos and performances. Her passion for pop music and the desire to dance to the beat of her own drums led Laélia away from the theatre stages to release her first single “Run this Town“, a song that captures perfectly her essence with acid guitars, catchy choruses and strong personality.
“Run This Town“ was very well received by her audience and was chosen to be the opening theme of the internet series “Danny’s Bucket List”. The song was also accompanied by an eerie horror movie inspired video. Shortly after, Laélia dived in the vibrant and enigmatic universe of “Creatures”, an 80’s inspired feel good pop anthem that would help her consolidate her sound even further, propelling her to a place that is new and unusual in the current pop industry. This September, she joined forces with producer Inu The Strange and is currently working on the release of her next single: "Television".
Laélia beams synths from the 80s and 90s. Casts hints of Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Kate Bush and Gwen Stefani. But the undefinable sounds you find in her songs are what make her feel like the soundtrack of tomorrow.
Once she takes the main stage, she will make it hers and no one else will reach it.
What the media HaS to say:
"The moment I heard Laélia’s powerful opening to ‘Run This Town’ I knew we had to use it as the title track for Dani’s Bucket List. Laélia has the presence and power of a vocal rocket ship. There was never a doubt that ‘Run This Town’ was the perfect fit as the title track for Dani’s Bucket List. Laélia is powerful, sexy, fun, and one hell of a performer!” -Simon King, Director, Dani’s Bucket List (September 2016)
"It's not every day that you come across an unsigned artist that invests so much in their performance. With custom made outfits for the entire band, supporting dancers, beautiful choreography, fascinating video art and an entire set of original, pop-rocky music- Laélia mastered the stage of this popular Brick Lane venue." - Gili Dailes, Blogger (June,2016)
"Laélia has created an itchy, punk-pop slice of fun and should get any club bouncing from the walls but you'd be making a serious error if you sat down to consider the deeper meanings of this song." - Roland Monger, Listen With The Monger (March 07, 2015)
"Laélia has a very refreshing sound and image!" - Dene Michael, Minster FM
"Laélia is definitely bringing something new to the music table that will leave you piqued with intrigue." - Phoenix Music Online (April 28, 2015)
"It packs a punch and is full of attitude, have to say it’s grabbed me!" - Chris Straw, Bauer Media
"Very lovely and cool, Laélia's look almost resembles Neon Hitch, but in a more urban way. Her vocals are way more advanced though." - Original Tune
"Her off the cuff performance will undoubtedly be a highlight of the year and put us all in the Xmas spirit." - Jar Music Live, O2 Academy