Five minutes with Toronto fusionist pop singer Saya

Our latest five minutes with a local Toronto musician chats with Saya who just recently released her EP entitled “Chills & Thrills”.

Name: Saya
Founded: 1995
# of Albums: None
Latest Release: Paid
Latest Video: Cold Fire


Saya arrives, like all natural stars, fully formed. Raised in Toronto, Canada, but dividing her time today between there and Los Angeles, she is a 22-year-old singer weaving fusionist pop for a fusionist pop world. Saya’s love of love of hip hop, jazz, funk and soul sit side by side with a seemingly incongruous passion for erotica and Italian horror.


Latest Single: Paid


Favourite Restaurant:

Jon & Vinny’s (LA)

Favourite band as teenager:

Destiny’s Child and the Pussy Cat Dolls

Favourite band now:

The Jackson 5

Guilty Pleasure Song:

I like it by Enrique Iglesias

Live Show Ritual:

Warm vocals up and drink lots of water

Favourite local artist:

The Weeknd

Sneaky Dees nachos, Hey Meatball spaghetti or a superfood salad from Fresh?

Superfood salad from Fresh

Queen or College St?


Trinity Bellwoods or Highpark?


EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Night owl

Road or studio?


Swiss Chalet or Roti?






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