Neliya is a singer-songwriter based in Cologne, Germany. Since the age of 3, she's been exposed to old English and Persian ballads, as she was born to Persian parents who enjoy both traditional and international music. Consequently, her music is heavily influenced by both western and oriental tunes. At the age of 10, she started taking vocal and keyboard lessons for about three years before taking lessons at a more professional music school at the age of 15. As she loves both classical and pop/rock music, she started to combine elements from these genres to create her own unique sound. In 2013, Neliya participated in the german music competition 'Jugend Musiziert' and won the first prize in the regionals, as well as the second prize in the nationals.
In 2015, she started collaborating with the german music producer Florian Maier and his independent label kms, working on several of her own songs.
Neliya puts strong emphasis on emotion when she writes and performs. She believes that music has the ability to be everything humans desire, especially during their darkest times: Be it a shoulder to cry on, a portal to a more beautiful and colorful world, or simply a wonderful masterpiece to delve into like a good book. She wants her music to captivate and touch the heart and soul of her listeners. Instead of trying to adapt to the world of music as it is today, she's striving to make a change. Her musical influences include the artists Breaking Benjamin, ABBA, Enya, Evanescence, and composer John Williams.
“My songs are like a diary to me, the pen I use to write with is my voice. At the end of the day, the memories and feelings I relive when re-reading that diary are what makes it all so special to me. Every song is a fond memory. As I start to perform each, they instantly remind me of a particular feeling I experienced during the writing process. Music transcends the dimension of time.”
"Broken" is the latest song I've been working on and was written a few months ago during late fall.
"Broken" is a song I wrote in the late fall of 2021. Due to technical issues I had to re-upload it.
A song meant to highlight the positive energy in all of us.
"Empty Words" is a song I wrote back in 2017 during a family vacation in Iran. I didn't have much to do back then, and naturally, a lot of old memories and feelings tend to resurface whenever you have a lot of time on your hands. A lot of friendships don't work out because friends tend to turn into rivals if their interests are too much alike. That's what I've experienced a few times, and it's pretty sad whenever I remember the unfortunate things that could have been avoided if both parties had
"Your Spell" is a song I wrote after being inspired by the beautiful artwork of a haunted and lonely-looking vampire lady by Anne Stokes. It's meant to be a goth rock song, but due to the lack of heavier instruments, I've decided to upload a piano version until I find the right people to collaborate with.
My song 'Sick' is a deeply personal and heartfelt alternative pop ballad. I wrote it during a pretty dark time, deciding that I needed to pour all my heart and soul into this song.
The lyrics, music and melody are all mine.
I played the piano and sang the whole song on my own.
The strings in the background, as well as the mixing and mastering, was the work of a good friend of mine, Florian Maier.
My song "Savior" is a very special song to me. I tried to put all my emotions into it, as well as all the things I envisioned when thinking of love and the supernatural.
1/1/2022 5:06:48 PM
Beautiful music! Congratulations on your 2021 Golden Kayak nomination!!
12/31/2021 6:39:21 PM
Fabulous music on your artist page , just added your new one Neliya - , Broken is stunningly beautiful. review at Music is Truth. Bryon
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