Rising Canadian country music star Shantaia, has just dropped her hotly anticipated debut album, Exes and Friends. This release builds on the momentum Shantaia established in 2022 with the top forty radio hits “Broke To Brand New,” and “Hung Over You.” Both tracks received critical acclaim from the likes of Taste of Country, CMT, EARMILK, and CBC among others, with “Broke To Brand New” having racked up over a million streams across all platforms.
“Exes and Friends is a themed concept album - you have the breakup songs for the exes, the party songs for your friends - and a couple that hit both topics," Shantaia shares. "I started working on the album and the concept over two years ago and have put my heart and soul into this record. It represents a new chapter, or era, if you will, of myself as an artist and a songwriter, and I’m so proud of everything it’s done for me already! I hope it can do something for you too. Whether it’s to help you through a breakup or assist in a good time!” - Shantaia
Now based in Nashville, Shantaia is an artist to keep your eyes and ears out for this year. See Shantaia in action with her SE Angelus acoustic in the official video for Exes and Friends’ lead single “Know You” below!