"Zanya Laurence's latest release 'In My Head' is a brilliant and thought-provoking, lyrical project laced with complimentary and diverse elements of Neo-Soul. One of my favorite tracks is "Pandemonium", a relatable song addressing the contemporary state of the world in real time and it's chaos, as she sings "Pandemonium in these streets". Zanya's EP is an introspective project that is both deep and in a space of humanism and romantic attraction, manifested in pure authenticity." -DJ Niceness

  Zanya Laurence presents a fresh, contemporary music project titled, ‘Stardust.’ Her strong lead vocals, harmonies & vocal arrangement complement her music production, fusing  psychedelic soul, retro soul, r&b & pop with elements of electronica and contemporary crossover, & yet staying true to the elements of neosoul. The first song, ‘Dark Matter’ sets the tone of the album. You can hear a story not in words, but illustrated in the musical tones of her voice.   The beauty of Laurence’s latest project is that there are several songs with crossover appeal.   A true artist with eclectic style, Zanya’s album is a “must have” with authentic soul & creative vision that inspires the story of ‘Stardust.’  ”

Neo2Soul Playlist

She’s back! Loving this Neo-Soul future classic "Stellar Love". This one is for you lovers out there. It has a positive, uplifting feel that you can bob your head to riding on a deep Hip-Hop beat. Going by the single, the upcoming album should be well received!" ” - Godfrey Fletcher/ DJ Niceness

— Neo2Soul Radio

By the time I hit "Complicated," with Zanya Laurence cooing in a most heavenly fashion, there was no turning back. It meant that this would be a record that I would continue to return to, to drink from its waters again and again. Laurence is a young talent with an obvious affection for classy, soulful artists such as Alicia Keys and the disappearing act known as Lauryn Hill. But Laurence holds her own, blessed with a rich, sultry voice that is no pale imitation of her idols. However, the real strength of an artist is really judged from their songs. We have established that Laurence can sing, and she can definitely do that well. But what about the tunes? Are they memorable or engaging? Yes."Down & Out" and "A Long Road" pulsate with a throbbing beat that only a strong, confident voice can create an emotional impact with. And, sure enough, Laurence does; her vocals not only capture the feelings of the lyrics but the groove of the music as well. She makes it sound so easy, and it's soothing sailing for the ears. The glowing "Sunday" is carried by jazzy textures and soaring vocals. "Sunday" is already worth the price of admission alone; fortunately, there are 15 more to seek delight from.  ” - Adam Harrington

Whisperin' & Hollerin'

Following a gap of five years, Zanya Laurence is back with a great neo-soul album with a touch of jazz flowing through it. 17 quality, emotional songs about real life, delivered with passion & conviction. I struggle to find a weak song on this fine set. Discover this fine album and find your own favorites, this girl could go all the way.” - DJ Johnny F

Neo2Soul Blog

“There’s the sound of the city in Zanya Laurence’s album “Always”. A sound that evokes thoughts of neon lights, the moon and Cadillac Escalades with I see you but you can’t see me glass. It’s the sound of late night urban R&B. There is an appeal in her elegantly restrained voice. “Always” is an easy going album that suits the past midnight groove and Ms. Laurence has an endearing voice that charms the ears.”” - Bluesbunny.com

Bluesbunny.com

The pop world could use more people like Zanya Laurence! On her debut, this SoCal native displays captivating and emotive vocal pyrotechnics, fueled by a pop edged R&B backdrop that allows you to fully experience her talents. Writing the lyrics on all of these songs, this is obviously music created with as much of Zanya’s heart and soul that she could possibly fuse into it. Anytime you can marry this type of talent with catchy, likable music you have something special going on.” - Mark Waterbury

Music Morsels Ezine

We just checked out the brand new track 'Stellar Love' and it is just STAIRWAY TO AWESOMENESS!!" ” - Radio Kaos Caribou

RadioKC

Zanya Laurence reaches Alicia Keys highs on ‘Soul Theory…’  The widespread influence of Alicia Keys cannot be measured anymore; however, only the artists who step beyond the conventions of R&B could be considered rightful heirs to her throne. Thankfully, Zanya Laurence is someone who is seemingly inspired more by Keys’ creative ambitions than her trademark style. That is how the best musicians develop, to absorb what has gone before and make it your own. Like Keys, Laurence delivers a diverse menu, mostly light R&B sprinkled by smooth jazz, acoustic pop, and neo-soul. Her singing is both sweet and bittersweet, yet sometimes playful. I find myself becoming most attracted to the unplugged charms of “Sunday” and “It Won’t Be Easy,” as the acoustic guitars offer a rain-drop ambience to Laurence’s voice that is absolutely lovely. The driving “Rhythm” is as close to hip-hop as Laurence gets here but this slickly produced and well-crafted R&B CD will have fans of the genre in a slow-jam buzz that won’t fade away for quite a while. ” - Howie Mitchell

Fear Of A Rap Planet

First of all, Zanya Laurence! What a great voice this artist has! So warm and groovy! Anyone listening to "Stellar Love" must be able to feel her love and fall in love with it. My muscles fall for the music independently; wiggling and moving as if they could not resist to dance to this kind of pleasantness. The music video has few views though and I wonder why, as the music and visuals are a true source for an instant happy feeling. Maybe Zanya Laurence kept it a bit hidden, or the spawns of commercialism that rule the Babylonian music industry had been busy hiding her honest tune of love away from the masses... afraid that people would discover real music instead of the instant cash cow crap they fill their pockets with. - yeahiknowitsucks.wordpress.com