Oya Paya release ‘Fly’

The Liverpool-Singapore-based band’s next single conjures the magical, genre-bending chemistry that characterises the spark between its members – Singaporean drummer Ashwin, British bassist Saam and French guitarist Maxime. With hits like ‘Why?’ and ‘Where Is The Line’ in their belt, critical comparisons of the Merseyside outfit have been made to contemporary giants Jamie T, and Django Django, and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard.

“Fly is about being able to overcome the negative vibes that can surround anyone throughout their journey through the vacuum of time,” the band say of the release . “On this journey, our inner ambitions of finding peace become difficult with obstacles such as “the man”, “the taxman”, and of course “slenderman” weighing heavily on whatever the outcome may be. If we told that little voice inside inside our heads to Fly away, life would certainly be a little less stressful.”

Garnering airplay on Dave Monks BBC Radio Merseyside rotation, Alive & Amplified, and Reprezent Radio, Oya Paya has drawn a slew of critical praise – like The Burning Ear praising its “clever wordplay and strong melodic hooks (that) will have Jamie T fans doing a double-take”, and UK Hype Machine publication Cougar Microbes hailing the band’s “mix of whispered lullabies, international mish-mash of chord changes and mischievous demeanour”.