We’re easing into a brand new year, taking a listen to ‘Brave’, the new single from Canberra pop darling Aya Yves.
We first introduced you to the singer songwriter in a GET TO KNOW feature in April last year to celebrate the release of her debut single.
But those eight months haven’t dulled Aya’s incredible gift for songwriting, nor our love for her truly stunning voice.
The track’s giving us serious Massive Attack ‘Teardrops’ vibes.
But Aya’s vocal overflows with vulnerability and emotion as she sings about tentatively stepping foot into brave new worlds.
“I’d recently moved cities, quit my day job in pursuit of full time music and I was terrified,” she explains. “I had to back myself and believe in the journey.
“I see ‘Brave’ as a reminder to myself that change is good, and growth happens outside your comfort zone.
“The feeling in the writing room that day for me was one of coming home, which is a rare feeling for someone who’s lived out of home since age 15.
“It holds such a special place in my heart, and I get that feeling back every time I get to perform it.”
It gives us all of the feelings too. Welcome to a ‘Brave’ new year.