Genre-bending trans-pacific art-pop trio Oya Paya follow recent ode to immigration woes Why?, with the idiosyncratic, spiky new groover Where Is The Line.
Based out of Liverpool but counting four countries of heritage amongst the three members, (Singapore, Iran, England, and France) Ashwine, Maxime, and Saam, aka Oya Paya are products of both the vastness of the material world and the intimate interconectivity the internet had bring us.
The geographical distance had led to a frustrating inability for the three-piece to play live together, and keeping press photos up to date relies on posing with projected webcam images, after drummer Ashwin ran into visa issues and couldn’t stay in the UK, returning home to his native Singapore about a year ago.
Offering how Where Is The Line came to be, written altogether during a precious rehearsal session the band say: “The birth of the song came from a time when all 3 of us were running out of steam with our own individual commitments. We were going through a period in our lives that made us question if our generosity was being taken for granted.”