Getting To Know... Lia Elise

After the vibrant response for her much-loved effort 'Same Old Story' in 2022, emerging artist Lia Elise returns once again to deliver her captivating new single 'I Will Sing'.

As the latest offering from RADA Unearthed, 'I Will Sing' makes for beautifully rich and tender listen. With her spellbinding vocals spread across a euphoric alt-pop production from start to finish, she soars her way across this anthemic new delight.

So with the new single available to stream now, we sat down with her to find out more about her origins and what has been inspiring her most lately.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

Besides voice, I fell in love with the piano first. I was always so amazed by people who could play piano when I was younger and I longed to do the same. I think piano has such a unique ability to invoke emotion in the listener, and I will never get over the sound of a grand piano!

What kind of music did you love when you were younger?

Although I loved a good NOW CD when I was younger, I loved listening to disco, 70s and 80s rock, jazz and 90s RnB. I love the 2000s music era as well and considering that I grew up in that time, I listened to a lot of the hits of that time.

What was the first album you remember owning?

I remember I had a Josh Groban album that I played to death in my CD player when I was younger! I think it was his ‘Closer’ album.

What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?

I wish I had written ‘Amazing Grace’. I still think it is one of the most beautiful songs ever written and it has managed to still be impacting people 245 years later.

Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?

Honestly, my process is simple. I go and sit down at my piano and I play until I have a melody that I like. Then I often just sing while repeating the piano chords and a song just seems to materialise. Other times, I will have an idea of what I want to write about and I start singing around that topic and see what works. I often write the first verse and chorus and then leave the rest for another day. I play the same thing for a while to make sure that I like it and it works.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

Jonathan Ogden, Jeremy Riddle, Hannah Hobbs and Jervis Campbell.

If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?

Jeremy Riddle!! It would be an honour to worship with him.

What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?

Being able to tell a story that other people can connect to. Music has the power to unite people and I love being a part of that.

And what is the most frustrating part?

Writer’s block is a real thing. It is challenging to push through those dry periods where inspiration is lacking!

And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?

Do all things for the glory of God. I write my music for the glory of God and sharing the good news. Not only does this take the pressure off to perform but it always brings me back to why I am writing these songs. The purpose behind why you write and why you are a musician is important.


Lia Elise's new single 'I Will Sing' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.