Pop newcomer Naia Lika released “Cyber Hangover,” the latest single in her budding and effervescent discography. Lika’s work carries an air of funk with a dash of soul, bringing to mind the work of the eccentric Remi Wolf and disco titan Dua Lipa.
Lika is no stranger to the music industry. Her great-grandfather sang with the Rat Pack, consisting of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop and Sammy Davis Jr., back in the 1950s. Even before her birth, her family knew she would find her voice – an ultrasound captured Lika forming her mouth with vibrato-like motions in her mother’s womb.
Lika studied musical theater at the Berklee College of Music’s Boston Conservatory, but felt the unrelenting urge to find her own voice. Diverting from the generational path laid before her by her family, Lika left behind her studies and moved to LA, where she began her writing journey.
Her work is a stretch from the snappy tunes of the 1950’s Rat Pack and it’s clear she’s forged her own path with unique experiences and ideas on sexuality, individuality and self-awareness.