Andreya Triana

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Andreya Triana
Andreya Triana - The Sage 2010.jpg
Andreya Triana performing live in Gateshead, 2010.
Background information
Born London, UK
Origin Brighton, UK
Genres Soul,downtempo, acoustic
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Labels Ninja Tune
Associated acts Bonobo, Flying Lotus, Breach
Website www.andreyatriana.com

Andreya Triana is a British singer-songwriter, originally from London, and currently based in London.[1] To date, she has collaborated with Flying Lotus, Mr. Scruff, Breach and Bonobo.[2] Her songs have been remixed by Flying Lotus,[3] Mount Kimbie,[4] and Tokimonsta.[5]

Biography[edit]

An experimental and self-taught singer and songwriter originally hailing from South East London, Andreya Triana grew up submerged in a multicultural atmosphere. A unique vocalist, Andreya began singing at the tender age of 7, taking influence from the sights and sounds of inner-city London. Her early love and passion for music would see her locked in her bedroom for hours on end writing poetry, making homemade mix tapes and recording tracks – using two battered cassette decks to record harmonies.

Her early love of improvisation would warp and change over the years, hugely influencing her 'Freeflo Sessions' – a hypnotic one woman show using a sampler to loop vocals, percussive sounds and beats live. To date she has taken her Freeflo Sessions worldwide, dazzling audiences far and wide with her cutting edge and soulful performances.

Music career[edit]

2006–10: Early career[edit]

2006 saw her selected from thousands to take part in the Red Bull Music Academy in Australia, where she further developed her style for improvisation and secured links with some of the best producers and musicians on the music scene. Multiple collaborations ensued daily at the Academy, including 'Tea Leaf Dancers' a collaboration with now-legendary electronic muscian and producer Flying Lotus (released on Warp Records). The track was hailed as a classic, getting rave reviews from Benji B and Gilles Peterson while getting airplay on Annie Mac's Radio One show. It was this song that also caught the attention of Ninja Tune stalwart Bonobo.

In 2009 Triana's career took another upturn when she toured the U.S and Canada with the Bonobo live band, played the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury, and secured a three album deal with Ninja Tune. Her debut album, 'Lost Where I Belong,' was released in 2010 to rapturous praise. Produced by Bonobo and imbued with his cinematic, future-beat magic, it also featured two co-writes with fellow Ninja artist Fink.

2013–present: Breakthrough[edit]

Since then, Andreya’s been working intensively on both sides of the Atlantic, writing her sophomore album, which is due for release in 2014. She’s planned some intimate gigs during the remainder of 2012, ahead of a 4-track EP which will be released as a taster for the album.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
Lost Where I Belong

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Album
2010 "Lost Where I Belong" Lost Where I Belong
"A Town Called Obsolete"
"Far Closer"
2013 "Song for a Friend" N/A

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[6]
UK Dance
[7]
SCO
[8]
2009 "The Keeper"
(Bonobo featuring Andreya Triana)
Black Sands
2010 "Eyesdown"
(Bonobo featuring Andreya Triana)
"Stay the Same"
(Bonobo featuring Andreya Triana)
2013 "Everything You Never Had (We Had It All)"
(Breach featuring Andreya Triana)
9 2 13 N/A
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Title Album
2007 "Tea Leaf Dancers"
(Flying Lotus featuring Andreya Triana)
Reset
"Good Morning, What's New?"
(Kidkanevil featuring Andreya Triana)
Problems & Solutions'
2008 "Hold On"
(Mr. Scruff featuring Andreya Triana)
Ninja Tuna
2013 "A Way"
(Manu Delago featuring Andreya Triana)
Bigger Than Home

References[edit]

  1. ^ McNamara, David (2 September 2010). "Andreya Triana: Something Like a Phenomenon". Amelia's Magazine. 
  2. ^ Nolledo, Michael (19 October 2010). "The Groove Seeker: Andreya Triana’s Lost Where I Belong". Alarm. 
  3. ^ Fallon, Patric (30 July 2010). "Andreya Triana "Lost Where I Belong (Flying Lotus Remix)"". XLR8R. 
  4. ^ Fallon, Patric (26 August 2010). "Andreya Triana "A Town Called Obsolete (Mount Kimbie Remix)"". XLR8R. 
  5. ^ Fallon, Patric (10 January 2011). "Andreya Triana "Far Closer (Tokimonsta Remix)"". XLR8R. 
  6. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in the UK:
  7. ^ Peak positions for the Dance singles in the UK:
  8. ^ Peak positions for singles in Scotland:

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