Zanya Laurence, currently residing in the Mile High City, is diligently preparing for the release of her highly anticipated 3rd full-length LP. But this is only the latest chapter in her musical journey. Inspired by R&B/Soul, Jazz & Hip-Hop & melting them down into a fluid sound that is all her own, Zanya has incorporated her creative writing & raw emotion into the lyrics found on her independent releases, “Soul Theory” & “Always”, recorded at her studio, “Soul Spot Music”.
After moving back to Albuquerque from Los Angeles, she was nominated for several New Mexico Music Awards while performing locally & promoting her radio single, “Sunday”, with Howard Rosen Promotions. Before that, she graduated from the Vocal Institute of Technology at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA with training in theory & music business, while performing the area with her band in well-known venues such as the Knitting Factory, as well as cozier venues, like the Bliss Café’.
Born in southern California & raised in New Mexico, her musical evolution encompassed learning to play the classical guitar at her father’s knee. Starting in choir & band during her younger years, she moved on to writing & recording originals, eventually growing into the muse she projects in her work today. Although Laurence is compared to several established artists, her unique writing style & distinct voice can be heard through her passionate expression, phrasing & thoughtful delivery. At the end of the day, Zanya’s sound is truly one of a kind.