Natalia Chai is an independent, solo Edmonton based R&B/Neosoul singer-songwriter. An unconventional combination to most Natalia Chai's sound, lyrics and sultry voice described by listeners as "honey to the ears" brings back a hint of nostalgia to old school R&B/soul combined with elements of Neosoul, trap beats and gospel jazz. Classically trained in piano from the age of 6, Natalia Chai quickly become drawn to artists such as Alicia Keys, Maxwell, Erykah Badu, Jodeci, Brian McKnight, Aretha Franklin and to today's influences that include PJ Morton, Robert Glasper, Mac Ayres, Nao Yoshioka and many more.
Natalia Chai released her first EP entitled "Connections" in March 2017 and not long after that her full length album "Connected" followed in 2018. Natalia Chai has two music videos off of her "Connected" LP for two singles, "S.O.S (SOcial Support)" and "Regretful Acquaintance" where the former was released on January 31, 2018 in conjunction with the national movement Bell Let's Talk Day to end mental health stigma. Both albums discusses real life issues on a global yet individual level that tackles big society concerns to individual personal conflicts.
Natalia Chai performs regularly in the Edmonton local scene but has also shared her sound in other cities. Most notably Natalia Chai had a once in a lifetime opportunity to represent Canada at the 2018 Chengdu International Sister Cities Youth Music Festival to not only introduce R&B/Neosoul to China but to make international connections that would build both countries up on an intercultural level. In smaller settings Natalia Chai sets an intimate atmosphere and engages in one-on-one conversations to connect with her listeners.
In addition to being an independent act, Natalia Chai has also been featured on other local artist's projects for her skills as a session pianist and keyboardist such as Hail Taxi's single "Bunch of Nothing", collaborations with other local musicians, keyboardist in an all female women's band showcase last year and her musicianship will expand into musical production projects in the film industry.
"smooth. groove. inspire" & "always believe. anything is possible" are what the new and re-branded Natalia Chai Music stands for. Her upcoming projects will showcase a new sound and groove that represents the messages she wants to portray to her listeners. Natalia Chai Music believes in the power of creating a community that isn't afraid to discuss tough topics about human vulnerability, common issues in today's modern and technological advanced world and personal inner battles that occur naturally as we become older. Natalia Chai Music want her fans to feel hope and most importantly be inspired to create and spread positivity in our complex society. In 2020 her projects will showcase exciting and new collaborations with many top notch local artists, producers and industry personnel who share the same vision. “Humble beginnings come great things” leaves a huge resonance with Natalia Chai as she slowly makes her music dream a reality one connection at a time. Natalia Chai wants to #stayconnected with you through her journey so please make sure to subscribe to her mailing list, follow her on social media, and groove to her tunes to stay up to date about Natalia Chai Music's latest projects!