A-Y-A [eh – ya]
1. a state of being
2. a way of making things happen
3. embracing the unexpected and seeking euphoric moments
1. an expression of empowerment
“mother of all things” and “the beginning”
"Chilled but never laconic, fun but never disposable, infectious but never overbearing" 4/5 - The Music
AYA is gypsy-ska rockers, Caravãna Sun’s second Independent album & is set for release nationally this summer. After a packed house album launch on the 29th November at renowned Sydney venue Oxford Art Factory, the band is proud to announce their AYA National Tour Fiesta. Having long been praised for the raw energy and emotion injected into their live shows, Caravãna Sun purposefully went into the studio aiming to capture the essence of a live performance
AYA was recorded in an old water tank come studio nestled in the Gold Coast hinterland by Govinda Doyle in just over a month. The recording process steered well clear of post-production effects instead relying on the natural space and dynamics of the rooms. This theme was continued right through to the mastering by Grammy award winning William Bowen (Gotye).
Striving for a live band sound but still allowing for each members idiosyncrasies to prevail produced 23 takes on We Lost it All and an unrehearsed brass jam rounding off All That I Know. A combination of the summer heat and built up frustration lead front man Luke Carra to record his guitar solo on the title track, AYA while he was at one with nature, naked.
The first single, Took the World explores rigid rhythms with chant like choruses which reflect the narrative between self-obsession and reality. The second single, GAIA was inspired by the evolution of society, the Earth and the tension between the two. Originally written seven years ago but recorded in only three takes, it represents an idea now just as relevant as it was then.
To celebrate the release of ‘AYA’, the band is touring nationally throughout the fiesta season and beyond.