Kailaya press photo
Photo by Ira Ray

Kailaya releases an appealing music video for her sensational debut single, entitled, “Lately”

Kailaya is an up-and-coming Ukrainian-American singer-songwriter and dancer based in Los Angeles, California. Not too long ago, she released an appealing music video for her sensational debut single, entitled, “Lately,” produced by Aubren Elaine.

Kailaya – “Lately” music video

“I don’t blame you for wanting a better life. I don’t hate you but God knows how I tried. By crying and drinking – then singing and thinking about all the good times we’ve had. I broke into pieces – how could you not see it? I guess it would hurt you too bad. Oh lately, I have been tired of feeling I wasn’t enough for you. Maybe, you were the one that had lost a love bigger than life. And lately, I’m not afraid to admit that you screwed this one up. And maybe, all of this hurts me so bad ‘cause I love you so much.” – lyrics

‘I wrote ‘Lately’ in a time of my life where I needed to practice the art of letting go,’ said Kailaya about the personal aspect of the track. The deeply personal tune talks about her relationship with someone in her life and how she feels hurt by their actions. Kailaya wrote the therapeutic song as a way to let go of the strong negative emotions she was experiencing.

‘Lately’ contains a problematic relationship-based narrative, angelically soft vocals, and tuneful harmonization that will surely pull on listeners’ heartstrings. The emotional tune possesses jazz-inspired guitar-laden instrumentation flavored with bluesy indie R&B, neo-soul, and other contemporary elements. Furthermore, “Lately” serves as a tasty appetizer to what listeners can expect to hear from Kailaya in the near future as she continues to release new music.

“You know that once you’re gone, I’ll be crying and drinking.”

Kailaya press photo
Photo by Ira Ray

“‘Lately’ was written within four hours after a breakdown and was not intended to be shared with anyone. I was hurting from a situation in my life and although it may mean different things to different people, it was about a family member in my life. I began by journaling and writing out everything I wanted to say that I never have. The composition of this single was extremely therapeutic for me. It still is every time I sing/listen to it. I hope that my vulnerability creates a safe space for others to engage with their own.” – Kailaya explained

Kailaya’s musical influences include Daniel Caesar, Snoh Aalegra, and Nina Simone. The budding songstress grew up heavily involved in the arts — from theater performances, dancing, and singing, she found an outlet to express herself and grow as a person. As a toddler, Kailaya began taking dance classes and progressed rapidly in her talents throughout the years. Later, she discovered pole dancing as a way to embrace her sexuality and body. In school, Kailaya developed an interest in poetry, and eventually, that interest turned into songwriting. Utilizing her past experiences and talents, Kailaya is creating a platform where she can share her talents and feelings with others.

Kailaya

Kailaya press photo
Photo by Ira Ray

Kailaya was born into a Ukrainian family. She spent a lot of time in Kyiv visiting friends and family and lived there for a time in college. Heartbroken by current events, Kailaya felt compelled to give back to those affected by the war, including her own family members. She will be donating a portion of the proceeds of “Lately” to LifeLover.

“I chose this charity for a few important reasons. First, my family in Ukraine is close friends with the founder of LifeLover, which made me comfortable pushing it out to more people. Another reason is that it focuses on the elderly community that is impacted in Ukraine as well as all other refugees. It has been heartbreaking to hear from my friends and family about the struggle to escape the country. I want to use my art to help spread legitimate resources and ways to help. Ukraine has become my second home, so working with this charity and others is important to me.” – Kailaya explained

 “Lately” single

Kailaya - “Lately” song cover art
Photo by Ira Ray

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