Okay KayaOkay Kaya is the recording project of Kaya Wilkins, New Jersey-born, Norwegian-raised, now based in Brooklyn.

In interviews Kaya speaks of the importance of being near water. You can’t jump into the East River, Kaya says, but its mere presence is necessary for her survival in New York. References to water flow through her new album: pools, and sweat and oceans. Ascend and Try Again relates her painful experience learning to scuba dive, but the lyrics double as a mantra for self-preservation. Songs ebb between minimal folk, meditative pop and hazy dance beats as Okay Kaya describes the search for acceptance, peace, and connection with others. It’s desire so strong you can watch the liquid pour itself.

Watch This Liquid Pour Itself by Okay Kaya is out January 24 via Jagjaguwar.

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