Toronto-based musician, SAYANA, creates music as unique as her story. Born in Central Asia, she grew up at the epicentre of where vastly different cultures, traditions, and sounds collide. Though her music can best be described as contemporary R&B, it’s influenced by what she listened to back then – the catchy hooks of European radio, the intricate melodies of the Middle East, the folk songs passed down from generations before, and everything in between.
SAYANA’s sentimental single, “Small Talk,” is about what happens when you unexpectedly run into an ex on the street. Noticing them, trying to avoid eye contact, then ultimately having to make small talk, even though you really don’t want to. You wonder how it’s possible that someone who used to mean so much to you is now a stranger.