who is Sarya?

a classic asian squat

a classic asian squat

sarya (they/them) is a Taiwanese-American singer-songwriter/poet based in Taipei and Edinburgh.


sarya’s music stems from the roots of spoken word and DIY music, using emotional lyrics to fuel their Nordic-cave inspired vocals. sarya likes to play with kitschy and electronic 8-bit noises to make catchy and/or pessimistic songs about the worries of everyday life. Spanning across multiple genres and always keen for experimenting, sarya has over 500,000 streams for their latest EP, "take care of yourself". With a steady presence in the Scottish and Taiwanese indie scene, "i don't know where i'm going but that's okay" was featured on The Herald Scotland as the #1 song of new Scottish music of 2020. 

most recent SINGLE release:



it's the first attempt at soft house music, and it's inspired from the soundtrack of late nights with friends talking absolute nonsense until 8 am. the song itself is about the fear of vulnerability and the risk one makes when you decide to trust someone.

Taiwan raised, Edinburgh honed, sarya has always set out to do things a little differently. Their execution of differing genres across their catalogue has always been admired”

When the Horn Blows, 2023

Sarya’s music is blunt-force lyricism meeting with cloudy, video game-inspired synth sonics.”

Euan Davidson, Sound In Depth, February 2021

"sarya is an absolute master at capturing relatable feelings and emotions with their sublime lo-fi beats and exceptional lyricism"”

Tallah Brash, The Skinny, 2021

Intimate, personal, and with a vocal range that made even the simplest lyrics sound profound.”

Artificial Womb

...an irresistible cauldron of indie, electronica and folk sounds and the soaring high-pitched vocal melancholy...”

Martin Williams, The Herald Scotland, Top 100 Tunes From Scotland in 2020


first release: insomnia song