There is a new voice emerging from the pop scene and her name is Cuja. The 4-track EP, titled ‘Vol. 1,‘ is out everywhere today on Spotify, Soundcloud, and Apple Music. Cuja fuses retro influences with a forward-thinking electro-pop twist.
The 4-track effort features 3 previously released songs and one new single “Don’t Forget About Me.”
‘Vol. 1’ is an authentic collection of Cuja’s thoughts about female empowerment. The EP tells a story of love and what it’s like to be an Asian-American woman living in Los Angeles. Cuja’s experiences are given a boost of life with cheeky lyricism that allow her personality to shine through on each and every track.
It’s not easy to be a POC woman in America, but Cuja turns her hardships into songs that are at once emotional and catchy: ”People think that dark emotions stops you in your tracks and makes you completely immobile,” Cuja writes, “but there are plenty of people that can feel joy and still be sad.”
With the release of ‘Vol. 1,’ Cuja begins to solidify herself as a leading voice in the Asian-American music community, a minority that she feels is very much lacking in representation. She is utilizing her own voice and talents in order to provide more opportunities for minorities and marginalized groups in music.
In addition to her debut EP release, Cuja is also performing at Los Angeles’ esteemed The Peppermint Club on July 20. Tickets are available here.