For the past few years, the rapper, singer-songwriter Soaky Siren has been tearing into the Los Angeles music scene with a force, not unlike the tropical storms she grew up with in the Bahamas. It’s a fierce, raw, kinetic, in-your-face sound and style that has established Soaky as a multi-platinum, Latin Grammynominated songwriter. Harnessing that momentum, and using the influences from the culture that made her, Soaky Siren is ready to release her own music as an artist.
The multi-genre artist learned how to tap into her talents early on: as a child, Soaky Siren was obsessed with rap, spending countless hours in her mother’s closet writing verse after verse. By high school, she was already establishing herself not only as a rapper but as a vocalist, too. Her talents and abilities to effortlessly crossover from sound to sound, genre to genre, places her in the rare echelons of artists that can release everything from urban to dancehall to pop. Since moving to LA, Soaky has proven this time and time again, co-writing on hit songs including Jason Derulo’s ‘Tip Toe’, Rita Ora and Chris Brown’s ‘Body on Me’, Pitbull, J Balvin, and Camila Cabello’s smash hit ‘Hey Ma’, Big Freedia’s 3rd Ward Bounce and recently Ciara’s ‘Na Na.’
Entitled “LUCAYA” after Port Lucaya in the Bahamas, Soaky Siren’s first EP draws from the vibes and energy of this special place to create a sound best defined as "urban resort". Soaky Siren is not a representative of the stereotypical tale of sun, sand, and sea. Her paradise is one without privilege; a stomping ground that would arm her with the tenacity to forge the path that she’s on as an independent artist. There’s a grit and rawness in her that can’t be manufactured, and which comes out musically in the lead single, “Kombucha.” The music is a pure reflection of Soaky's wavy aesthetic and personality. Following “Kombucha” comes the punchy dancehall anthems “Upside Down” and “Quality.” The singles blend dancehall grit with rap prowess resulting in a showcase of culture and fiery persona. After these, Soaky Siren introduces a softer charm using bright melodies and vocals to support her edgy storytelling on her latest single ‘Dope Boys’ and ‘Too Like Lie.’
LUCAYA is Soaky Siren’s proudest musical achievement amongst an impressive list of accomplishments, but there’s still more to come. Soaky’s on the path to becoming an all-around creative powerhouse, carving out a distinct lane only she can occupy. What can fans look forward to? She answers in chill Soaky Siren fashion: “I feel like I have so many sides to me as an artist; I want people to anticipate everything but expect nothing.” This is her way of saying she’s going to give the world but there’s no telling which part of it she’ll give first.