Roya is an electronic artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. The debut EP Trax released in 2016 and was nominated for the Swedish Indie Music Award (Manifestgalan) for best synth/electronic album of the year.
The follow-up full-length LP Hive was released in 2018 and nominated again for the Manifestgalan award, this time winning for best synth album of the year with jury motivation: “For an album with masterful electronic atmosphere created around swooning melodies and monotone bass lines led by dreamlike vocals”. Hive also garnered positive critic reviews from major swedish publications such as Hymn, HiFi & Musik magazine, and from Sweden's largest newspaper Dagens Nyheter. The single Home was licensed for use by TV4 / CMore for the tv-trailer music to the film BECK: DITT EGET BLOD.
Roya has played live in Sweden and the USA, most notably as opening act for Ladytron and at Sweden’s largest EBM/Darkscene festival, BodyFest, alongside bands such as The Young Gods, S.P.O.C.K, and Leather Strip. In addition to playing live, Roya has been featured as a guest on national swedish radio programs focusing on electronic music such as Elektroniskt i P2 and synth podcast Blå måndag.