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Williams’ new single, “You Call Me,” is the dynamic third release from RETRODELIA. It’s an unapologetically sassy anthem that oozes feminine intuition. This empowering track begins with a subtle blend of bass, shaker and vocals and gradually builds into a euphoric pop ballad with swirling strings and an infectious energy.

Written by Williams and produced by Heath West and JUNO-award winner Spencer Cheyne, “You Call Me” is a magnetic yacht-rock inspired bop with a nostalgic retro charm. 

“I really pulled from experience and annoyance to write this song! I’ve been in a few romantic situations where things kicked off with all this hope, but then I realized that the other person wasn’t as committed as I was. This song really hits on the idea that I’ve reached a point where, like I say in the lyrics, ‘You’re all teaser, no show; I deserve more than a promo!’ It’s all about learning your worth and letting go of folks who can’t make the effort.”

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ABOUT KAYLA

Calgary’s Kayla Williams has found her musical niche in yacht-pop, a feel-good genre that pays homage to ‘70s soft rock icons like TOTO, Hall & Oates, and The Doobie Brothers. With her soulful vocals and contemporary production style, she brings a fresh perspective to the genre, infusing it with her bold feminine flair.

Williams’ love of playful, lighthearted mid-’70s tunes with their funky hooks, harmonies, and bass-driven grooves inspired her to create her debut EP, RETRODELIA – a positivity-forward throwback tribute with a twist. Written by Williams and produced by Heath West and JUNO award-winner Spencer Cheyne, Williams’ layered vocals inject old soul wisdom into her music, creating a poppy punch that is sure to catch the ear of music lovers everywhere.

With her undeniably upbeat and feel-good energy, Williams offers a refreshing and modern take on the retro-inspired genre. The glittery yacht-pop revival is here, and Kayla Williams is leading the charge!

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Has over 1.7 million views on YouTube, latest music video for single “You Call Me” is at 315,322 views (released November 3, 2023)
  • Received radio play on singles from EP “RETRODELIA” include CKUA, CBC’s “Key of A”, “The Homestretch” “Radio Active”, select commercial stations such as BIG 105 (Pattinson), and college radio (2023)
  • From RETRODELIA, single “Come Close” was added to editorial playlist on Spotify “Rhythm& Groove by DJ TARO”
  • Performed live on air in December for CBC, “The Homestretch” from The Ironwood in Calgary (2023)
  • Has played at various festivals including Robson Valley Music Festival (2023), Skirts A Fire Festival (2023), Waynestock (2022), Astral Harvest (2018)
  • Winner of Emerging Artist award, Red Deer Entertainment Awards (2021)
  • Performed over 400 shows in Western Canada (2019-2023)
  • Nominated for Artist of the Year, Red Deer Entertainment Awards (2018)
  • Winner of Singer/Songwriter award, Red Deer Entertainment Awards (2017)
  • Winner of Alberta’s Olympic Torch songwriting competition with original song “Light the Way” (2010)
  • Formerly one half of “The Dirrty Show” (music/comedy duo) | Highlights: showcased at ‘Just For Laughs’ (2017), played ‘Melbourne International Comedy Fest’ (2015), Winners of ‘FunnyFest’ (2014) and performed several international tours (2011-2022)

PRESS - ARTICLES / REVIEWS

CBC- live segment recorded for CBC’s Calgary “The Homestretch” from The Ironwood- Dec 5, 2023

Interview & Single review for “You Call Me” from Canadian Beats– November 6, 2023

CBC- radio play on “Key of A” CBC Calgary– September 9, 2023

Lacombe Express – August 10, 2023

Buzz Music – July 17, 2023

Nagamag – June 5, 2023

CBC Calgary Eyeopener – May 29, 2023

Red Deer Advocate – May 16, 2023

CTV News Calgary – August 5, 2022

Drop The Spotlight – November 14, 2020

Red Deer Scene – October 31, 2020

Song Premiere for “Stealing from My Youth” on Live in Limbo– October 23, 2020

Lacombe Local News – October 23, 2020

Digiindie – October 23, 2020

That Buzzing Sound – October 23, 2020

rdnewsNOW – October 21, 2020

CBC News – February 25, 2019

CMI Online – September 17, 2021

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

Performs extensively across Western Canada with award-winning corporate band, Side One (2022 – present)

2023- Live on CBC Calgary’s “The Homestretch” food bank fundraiser I Calgary, AB

2023 – Robson Valley Music Festival | Dunster, BC

2023 – Revy Live Outside | Revelstoke, BC

2023 – Westerner Days | Red Deer, AB

2023– Taste of Calgary I Calgary, AB

2023 – Sande Shindig Music Festival l Sundre, AB

2023 – Ignite The Arts Festival | Penticton, BC

2023 – SkirtsAfire Festival | Edmonton, AB

2022 – Stampede Sessions – National Music Centre | Calgary, AB

2022 – Robson Valley Music Fest | Dunster, BC

2022 – Sande Shindig Music Fest | Sundre, AB

2021 – Waynestock Music Fest | Wayne, AB

2021 – Edmonton International Fringe Festival | Edmonton, AB

2020 – SOLD OUT release show for ‘Stealing from My Youth’ – Bo’s Bar & Stage | Red Deer, AB 

2019 – AE West Showcase – The King Eddy | Calgary, AB 

2019 – Feature Performer at the Closing Ceremonies Canada Winter Games (filmed for TSN) – Enmax Centrium | Red Deer, AB 

2019 – Direct Support for ‘Dizzy’ – Bo’s Bar and Stage | Red Deer, AB

2018 – CBC Calgary’s ‘The Homestretch’ Live – Meeting Waters Coffee | Red Deer, AB

2010 – Performed original song “Light The Way” at Alberta’s Olympic Torch ceremony to an audience of over 18,000 people | Red Deer, AB

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