Edgy Pop: A Conversation with Shayla Souliere

When it comes to pop songs, Shayla Souliere gives it her all. Whether it's her latest single, "Screw U", or one of her covers, she belts out the lyrics with passion and enthusiasm. 

Shayla answered a few questions for us here, so read on to learn about this young Canadian talent!

When/how did you start making music?

I started making original music in 2013 when I met my Producer/Mentor Alex Cantrall. When I got the call confirming we were going to work together, I was so excited! Alex has 100% helped guide me to the Artist I am today.

How would you describe your sound?

My sound is a fun pop sound with some edge mixed in.

What are some of your favorite bands? Who (or what) else inspires/influences you?

I have tons of favourite bands! To name a few Artist/Bands they would be: Justin Bieber, 5 Seconds of Summer, Michael Jackson, Prince, Usher, Beyonce. I could keep going haha! I get my inspiration from so many different things. I find that every musician brings some sort of inspiration to me, towards my songwriting or performance etc.

Who in the music industry would you love to work with (other bands/musicians/producers, etc)?

I would love to work with Justin Bieber. Bringing two Canadians together for a collaboration would be extremely fun and creative. I believe I could learn a lot from him as he is such a talented musician.

Do you have any tour plans in the works? What would be your dream tour line-up?

I am working on booking shows as we speak! My dream tour line-up would be with either Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Usher, or Rihanna

What kind of advice would you give someone who just started a musical career? What was the best piece of advice you’ve received?

The best advice I have received is to stay humble and true to yourself and I would say that is the best advice I could offer to anyone as well!

Who are some of your girl crushes (real or fictional)?

I loved the Spice Girls growing up hahaha!

You can follow Shayla on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!