Jeyaia is a British singer, songwriter and composer who reimagines what it means to be soulful.
Jeyaia was raised in a blues family, and music has always been a part of her life. Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill, and Etta James were all early inspirations on Jeyaia while she was growing up listening to soul, blues, and jazz.
As a statement of freedom, love, and soul connection, Jeyai’s music is the best of the best. In recent years, her fans have been impatiently awaiting her original songs after she has toured and performed globally.
Musical expression has been a major part of Jeyaia’s path toward discovering her life’s purpose. This powerful force is stepping up to her uplifting purpose of speaking truth to power and inspiring profound soul-awakening via her music.
Her new track “No Love” was premiered first, but she also took the time to talk to us about her music career, aspirations, and objectives.
What is your real and official showbiz name?
Jeyaia is my artist name, Jey is a nickname!
How long have you been making music and what attracted you to it?
I have been making songs up my whole life, actually writing songs and lyrics for around 6-7 years, and just recently released my debut single in 2021!
Music has always been my everything. I live and breathe it. There’s not a second of the day that there’s not a song in my head. Even in my dreams, I hear music.
What were your first project and the people you worked with and which year?
My debut single ‘Rising’ was co-created and produced with Otis James back in 2021, in Sydney Australia.
Who or what inspires you or motivates you? And why?
I am motivated by sharing the truth. I think when we share our experiences, from the heart, in our most honest and truthful way, there is incredible healing power in this.
I am deeply motivated by a desire to be my true self, for, in the process of this self-discovery and the expression of truth, there is a message that the world needs.
This is my purpose. This is true for all of us and is what makes us all uniquely special.
What are your friend’s and parents’ thoughts on your career in singing?
I grew up in a very musical household, with both parents in a blues band together. Mum was a singer, saxophonist and percussionist, and my stepdad was a singer/pianist. My friends and family are my biggest supporters and I’m eternally grateful for their love.
What are some of the challenges you face in your career path?
For a while, it was comparing myself to the amazing artists I admire. I think whenever we compare our idols, we always see ourselves as less-than.
I’m learning to express myself exactly the way I want to, for the joy of simply being free to be who I am and that there are no rules when it comes to that.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
Artists are so much more empowered now. Our capability to put our career in our own hands is rapidly evolving and artists have more opportunities now to build their brand, create a business, fill seats to their own shows, and share their music with the whole world, we have it all at our fingertips. No one can hold us back!
Do you have any advice for aspiring songwriters?
The most impactful thing I have noticed in building my confidence as a songwriter is to get straight on our truth.
For a long time, I didn’t know what I wanted to express, as I wasn’t being honest even to myself, let alone the rest of the world. I cared too much about what others thought of me, I wanted to fit in, to be accepted as “good enough”.
I now realize this is an illusion. What is it that we want to express? How we each see the world is uniquely perfect. The world needs our stories, our experiences, and our feelings, from our perspectives.
This is incredibly powerful. We feel the energy behind the music, and I believe this is much more important than lyrics and melody combined.
What is your current project about?
I wrote my latest single ‘No Love’ back in 2019, inspired by a challenging connection I was in at the time. The song is an honest expression of emotionally turbulent relationships, which trigger our deepest wounds and teach us more about ourselves than we would have realized alone.
It’s that feeling of being totally disconnected and losing ourselves to our old traumas, feeling everything other than this feeling of ‘love’ we’re supposed to feel in a relationship. The closeness with another is painful, because it shines a spotlight on our deepest fears and insecurities, and we feel that, in the other’s presence. It’s uncomfortable because it’s so confronting. We don’t want to face it.
When we take the opportunity to have the self-awareness of what must be within us, to create this dynamic, we can release what no longer serves us, and become enlightened versions of ourselves.
What does this song mean to you?
‘No Love’ is an honouring of the inner wounded little child, for all the times she felt unloved, and a celebration of her dedication to understanding the true meaning of love.
Through the process of creating this song, I healed a story that I realised was living within me my whole life. We can only see the world through the lens of our stories. When we change the story, we change our reality.
Love is an inside job. We always have a choice, to see through the eyes of love or fear. Love is our truth. It’s what we are.
How liberating it is to know that we never have to create those situations again because we have finally learned the lesson that they were always serving to teach us. Every challenge is an opportunity to expand our consciousness and gain a higher perspective.
Now we look back and see the experience as a blessing. We don’t need that story anymore, so it’s no longer true for us.
What are your hobbies?
When I’m not creating music, I am obsessed with all things power of the mind, Quantum physics, and energetic alchemy. Music and Mindset are my two great loves. I love art, dance and creative expression. I love to travel and learn from different cultures.
What do you do aside from this profession?
I’m also an intuitive channeler and spiritual activator. I help awakened souls with big dreams to ignite their psychic intuitive abilities and create the life they dream of. I have always been psychic and now I have the joy of helping others to awaken their unique soul gifts.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
I would love to say thank you for seeing me for who I am and for supporting me and my music. From the days of sitting on my bedroom floor singing into my iPhone and posting 15-second singing clips, to streaming my original music, coming to shows, and cheering me on with my life’s purpose. It is truly my deepest honour to touch the hearts of others, through my music.