Lioness is the debut single from Strae and the first taste of her upcoming EP. Strae is a San Diego native, having spent her childhood performing in the area. When she ventured out to L.A. for her first big audition she landed a performing contract in Japan. This took her to Osaka, where she began her professional career as a musician. Strae cites her wanderlust as a big influence on her sound, drawing from the variety of places she has visited. Currently based in LA, Strae finds is carving out a name for herself with electronic pop that pairs minimal, glitchy beats and powerful, anthemic hooks.
We talked to Strae about her new single and what we can expect in the near future.
Hey, tell us a bit about yourself.
I was born and raised in San Diego, but backpacking and exploring other countries has been a big part of my artistic and personal growth. I am often inspired by the various places I’ve wandered. There are echoes of independence and bravery in “Lioness” that come directly from my travels.
How did Lioness come about?
The track was born out of several frustrating relationships, both romantic and platonic, where men reacted negatively to my strong sense of confidence and independence. This song is for the bold and wild women out there who are beautiful just as they are, and for the men who – instead of being intimidated by their strength – respect them for their fierceness.
What’s on the horizon for you?
I don’t like to make plans, because who knows what new circumstances a month, a week, or even a day will bring… but there IS a music video for “Lioness” coming soon so I’m looking forward to that. I also recently relocated to LA and I’m super excited to collaborate with the many talented artists living in this vibrant city.