One may be surprised that the trail blazing DMT shaman in training Sonya Lagare has found a settling place in the Christian Music genre. Born and raised in Vancouver BC, at a young age Sonya fell in love with singing during long karaoke nights with her Pilipino family and friends. After studying classical piano for 4 years, she began writing her own songs at the age of 14 and found a passion for making music in grade 12. Despite this, the mixed breed songstress felt it necessary to explore the world and find a connection to her roots, spending years away from the studio. All the while singing where possible and bonding with whoever had a guitar with them, Australia, Bali, India, and Mexico all echo in remanence of her stays.
At the age of 21, Sonya experienced a tragedy that shifted her life: her boyfriend passed away in a car accident. Anxiety and depression took over, leading her to turn to external substances to find meaning – finding herself in the Sonora Dessert, learning about psychedelics of all kinds and singing mantras during sacred ceremonies. Though exciting, eye opening, and in many ways therapeutic, she couldn’t find resolution until she found peace with her relationship with God. She now lives with a strong purpose to help bring others that are hurting to a place of healing, recently graduating in July 2021 at Langara College for Music Production.
You may hear her on various collaborations, ranging from Pop, Hip-hop, R&B, Contemporary Christian and Worship Music. Inspired by Tori Kelly, Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, and Lauren Daigle among others, Sonya is currently working on an EP called “TRUST”, a compilation of songs she wrote and produced in her mini home studio and recorded at Hipposonic Studios in Vancouver. Look out for her release in 2022. In the meantime, her new single “Hope In Heaven” is available now on all streaming platforms!
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