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 released a full album LP called "Connected" both projects with whom she collaborated with local producer and music engineer, Justin McDonough aka. Dunnadidit from Resonate Studios. Coupled with the release of her first LP, Natalia Chai has also released 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 and festivals but also travels to other cities to share her sound. 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 share her sound but to make international connections that would benefit and build both countries up on an intercultural level. On a smaller level Natalia Chai sets an intimate stage setting and often engages in one-on-one conversations to connect with her listeners.
In addition to being an independent act, Natalia Chai Music 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 earlier this year and her musicianship will be expanding into musical production projects in the film industry next year.
"smooth. groove. inspire" & "always believe. anything is possible" are what the new and re-branded Natalia Chai Music stands for. Her upcoming projects, singles and new collaborations will show a different sound 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 we find ourselves fighting as we grow older. Natalia Chai Music want her fans to feel hope and most importantly be inspired to create and spread positivity in our complex society. Natalia Chai took some time away to find and improve her sound - she will be releasing projects in collaboration with many top notch local artists, producers and industry personnel who also believe in her 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 stay “CONNECTED” with you through her journey so please make sure to subscribe to her mailing list, social media, and music to stay up to date about Natalia Chai Music's latest projects!