Originally from Vancouver, BC, jazz singer and pianist Laila Biali has released her new video for “We Go”, which is a track found on her self-titled album. Now living in New York City, “We Go” is meant to capture the vibrant nightlife of the city. The song is also a nod to Ramsey Lewis’ soul jazz cover of “The ‘In’ Crowd.”
The video was directed by Stephanie Elise Haller and features four dancers —all of which live and/or work in NYC. The dancers represent different styles of movement and the diversity of the city. Take a look at the colourful video below.
Biali’s self-titled album was released in January via Chronograph Records in Canada, and she describes it as her most “fully representative” piece of work so far. She has a handful of upcoming summer dates, which include two in Canada. On August 15th she will be performing for the opening night at the Markham Jazz Festival in Ontario, and on August 18th will be at Jazz at the Lake in Sylvan Lake, Alberta.
I’m Shayla, and I was born in Saskatoon but moved to Halifax in 2013 for University, and since decided to stay here for a while. I recently received a Bachelor of Design, after studying photography for a year or two as well. I love everything about music and how it has the ability to bring so many people together from across the country and even the world. My passion for music is one of the reasons I moved East to pursue a photography and design career, as I would love to do graphic design and photography within the Canadian music industry.