Photo by Oliver Burslem
The ICA is pleased to present the Boston debut of enigmatic singer and visual artist Kaya Wilkins. The Norwegian-bred, Brooklyn-based performer, “offers softly sung lyrics that simultaneously skew sarcastic and soberingly real, set to saccharine bedroom-pop melodies” (Vogue). Kaya’s poetic lyrics playfully wander through themes such as emotional ambivalence, shared loneliness, and habitual love. Her records draw on both laconic folk and upbeat disco, as well as a host of esteemed collaborators (Eli Keszler, Adam Green, Taja Cheek of L’Rain, to name a few), to conjure hypnotically immersive soundscapes that create for a one-of-a-kind live experience. This special, one-night-only performance is offered as a tribute to her Boston-based grandmother, and will feature a blend of original music and reimagining of jazz standards and other tunes of yesteryear.