Alewya, 25 year old artist and singer-songwriter, born in Saudi Arabia from an Egyptian father who was raised in Sudan and an Ethiopian mother. Alewya’s ear for music was harnessed by the exported sounds of Ethiopian and Arabic devotional music from her parents and the vibrations felt through the walls of her brother’s bedroom of Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Deerhunter, all ambient alternative rock music.
Both her music and art are deep broodings through euphoria, heartache, melancholy and back again. Alewya is challenging you to remember the last time you really felt connected. And as she finds the connections between disparate worlds, Alewya wants to make you feel, and make you dance.
Alewya’s debut single “Sweating” is out now with an EP to follow in the fall