At the heart of Alia’s solo venture lies a unique partnership with Steven Young, a connection that goes beyond the conventional confines of collaboration. Over the span of a year, a bond akin to brotherhood has flourished between them. Steven, the producer and engineer behind Alia’s debut release, “Soho Sessions, Side A,” shares a deeper connection manifested through the song “I’m Getting Off.” Originally penned by Steven at the tender age of 16, the song found its way into Alia’s hands—a testament to the shared vision and life story they aspire to encapsulate in their art.
The resultant debut single encapsulates a raw and emotive live ambience, skillfully produced by Steven’s poetic electric guitar intertwining with Alia’s haunting vocals. The stripped-back arrangement lays bare the soul of the composition, inviting listeners into an emotional terrain that defies verbal description—a space where the power of music transcends mere words.
The lyrics of “I’m Getting Off” resonate with a strength that mirrors the universal struggles humanity faces. From global hardships to personal battles, the song becomes a melodic anthem of resilience—a message that amidst the darkness, light is born. Alia and Steven weave a sonic tapestry that traverses the complexities of existence, offering solace and hope to those navigating the labyrinth of life’s challenges.
In Alia’s own words, she extends a compassionate voice to a world grappling with its shadows. In a time where surrendering to the darkness seems tempting, Alia becomes a beacon of encouragement, urging listeners not to succumb but to fight. The song becomes a testament to belief—not just in oneself but in the collective resilience of humanity—a call to confront the adversities that confront us on a global, political, mental, and personal level.
Alia’s message is clear: the journey may be arduous, but the light exists within and around us. The song, a source of personal healing for the artist, is offered as a balm to others. It is an invitation to embrace the uniqueness that defines each individual, a reassurance that, in the vast expanse of existence, no one is alone. Through the sonic realms of “I’m Getting Off,” Alia and Steven craft not just a song but a transformative experience—a symphony of hope echoing in the corridors of the human soul.