A K U A
Hometown: Montréal, Québec
Although fairly new to the business, A K U A (pronounced “ah-koo-ah”) has already started to make some waves. Both her voice and the tribal sounding production on songs like “One’s Company” are captivating. The Montreal native claims she initially felt ashamed about not being a trained musician, but her music proves that experimentation and practice can be more important than training. Drawing inspiration from acts like Little Dragon, some may refer to her music as electro soul or synth soul, but she prefers to call it “remote soul.” Her EP One's Company came out in 2013, and now is the time to get familiar.