Shylah Ray Sunshine in our Spotlight Interview (Neo Soul, R&B)

Shylah Ray Sunshine in our Spotlight Interview (Neo Soul, R&B)

Welcome to Indigenous in Music with Larry K, this week we welcome back from LA California, singer, songwriter and vocal coach, Shylah Ray Sunshine is in the house. Her new album is out “Lessons in Love,” she brings us a nice new twist of Indigenous Neo Soul and R&B.

Enjoy music from Shylah Ray Sunshine, Hataalii, Chantil Dukart, Hannah Burge, Irv Lyons Jr., Qacung, Indian City, Latin Vibe, Oliwa, Stolen Identity, Solju, Julian Taylor, Graeme Jonez, Logan Staats, Dan L’initie, Gator Beaulieu, Lacey Hill, Samantha Crain, Alexis Lynn, Low Budget Rock Star, The City Lines, Twin Deer, Morgan Toney, DJ krayzkree, Boogey the Beat, Southern Thunderbird Medicine Drum, Cody Coyote, Artson, Quese Imc, Supaman, Bebel Gilberto, The Spiritual Warriors and much much more.

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An Algonquin native of Canada, Shylah Ray Sunshine is an award-nominated influential vocalist, musician, mother, and Soul Voice Singing coach. Coming from humble roots, she dreamed of becoming a pop star and began her self-taught journey of singing, piano, and percussion at a young age. After years of honing her craft and singing at karaoke & open mics to develop her stage presence, a visit to LA resulted in a spontaneous and serendipitous band invitation. Shortly after, Shylah began her journey as a mother and gave birth to her first daughter at home at only 20 years old.

The transformation into motherhood became a powerful and definitive catalyst for her journey as a songwriter, and she began writing and sharing her music in the Los Angeles area in 2009. Her talent was quickly recognized, leading to her rapid success as a featured artist on several documentaries, albums, and social media platforms. Her initiatory momentum continued to grow, resulting in a multitude of celebrated singles, collaborations, and live performances.

Shylah’s musical sound and style are a blend of Neo-Soul, R&B, Blues, and Hip-hop, enrapturing audiences with her gospel-like voice, sensual tones, and ultra-moving lyrics. Inspired by her lifelong idols Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill, Fela Kuti, and Bob Marley, Shylah’s music is most frequently compared to and influenced by the vocal style and spiritual deliverance of Alicia Keys and Erykah Badu.

Shaped by these revolutionary artists, Shylah’s mission as a musician is to inspire her audience to live boldly and authentically, and use their voices to create change. Her songs are rooted in radical emotional transparency, spiritual healing, empowerment, indigenous representation, equality, cultural and political change, community connection, and environmental respect. Her hit single “Existence”, often referred to as a power anthem, has achieved placement in dozens of advertisements and was nominated for a Hollywood Music Media Award for Best Song with Message/Social Impact.

After years of requests, Shylah began offering Soul Voice Singing sessions, a customized voice empowerment program, in 2016 as well as workshops and immersions. These educational, experiential, and heartfelt offerings provide vocal empowerment, singing instruction, and songwriting coaching for all ages and levels of experience. She offers her tailor-fit services in person and online to clients worldwide.

Shylah is known as a wildly authentic performer, entertainer, and, more recently, high-in-demand DJ at live events. An inspiring and uplifting artist, fans and followers are magnetized by her passion, power, and deeply moving performances. Shylah currently tours the US as a solo artist performing her live music and teaching workshops.

With her first full-length album “Into the Wild” in 2018, holding over 4 million streams, and a new single dropped “U.N.I.verses” in September 2022 as a warm-up for her new album released in May 2023, LESSONS IN LOVE.