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Alayna Powley, a New Zealand-born, New York-residing singer-songwriter, has been an avid explorer of herself for years, and, though she's just coming to terms with herself now, she realizes, too, that she'll be ever-changing, evolving, and continuing to figure things out.
"I spent so long wondering who I was," Alayna writes. "It took me a while to settle on that being OK." Having come to New York in the fall of 2016 to "grow, learn, and simply be," she's now reached a place where she's more comfortable letting her music do the identifying for her.
So, what was it that prompted this acceptance in Alayna's life? For her, it was an upbringing of soul combined with a penchant for heart-piercing lyrics. "I remember the first time I heard 'Nirvana' by Sam Smith," she says. "That was the song I played over and over until I fell asleep." Growing up on a rich diet of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and other esteemed lyricists didn't hurt, of course, and, through them, Alayna discovered the value of terrific songwriting, which has shaped her mentality and art today. "I love lyrics that take the air out of my lungs," Alayna states. "I want to do that with someone. I want to write to someone I never knew and to touch them regardless."


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