Jamaican/UK rising reggae star Khalia releases her debut EP, Stay True. Executive produced by Grammy award winning producer Tony “CD” Kelly Stay True is a display of the singer’s versatility and songwriting skills. She tackles social issues alongside Tanya Stephens on “No Answer”, serenades a lover on “Waiting For You”, trades barbs with Shaggy on “Double Trouble”, and reflects on her inner circle on the EP’s title track. Make sure to check the heartfelt focus track “Things and Time” where she pairs up with Mortimer for a tender declaration of love and devotion.
“This EP is about exploring the different sides to me as an artist. The music that inspired me was not one dimensional as I fell in love with many genres such as reggae, dancehall, grime, rnb and gospel. Ultimately reggae is my home. This body of work stays true to my reggae roots. The lyrics and topics are from my own life experiences, so each song has it’s own special place in my heart. Titled ‘Stay True’ from one of the songs on the EP, it also has a strong meaning to me, battling with what the world wants me to be and who I truly am.