Zanya Laurence, currently residing in the Mile High City, has been diligently preparing for the release of her 4th music project, an EP titled “In My Head” which is now available. 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” & “Stardust”, 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.