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'I Never Knew' - An EP of Original Music by Ilya Setrakian

January 17, 2019 (Philadelphia, PA)

Ilya Setrakian is proud to bring some of Philadelphia’s finest musical and production talent together to make his latest EP of original music, 'I Never Knew'. With Sam Carlen at the production helm, this EP was recorded in one day at Spice House Sounds. Ilya’s music was sanctified by Kwesi Robinson on Drums, Greg Driza on bass and Sam Carlen on guitar. Dan Wright helped Ilya orchestrate the horn section and played the charts along with Izzy Moregrass and Patrick Conlon. The recording session/process was documented by Sunset Cinema. He has had release shows in PHI at Pub Webb and in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall. Look for the videos on Facebook and Youtube.

About 'I Never Knew':

I Never Knew features four thematically connected songs about longing, tenderness and human connection in a buzz fed world. “Stay the Night” uses funk and a driving horn section to make the case for a little more time and pillow talk. Mixing crush lyrics and lilting melody, "Amour” is an homage to Setrakian’s musical inspiration, Stevie Wonder. “On the Phone” reminds us how much a human voice matters in an age of relentless texting and instagram. And the anthemic “I Never Knew” affirms what we all get to know if we are lucky in love in this life!

About Ilya: Ilya grew up in New York City in a family of artists, studying piano from the age of three, continuing at New York's High School of Performing Arts. He performed at a young age at some of New York’s most exclusive venues including the Park Lane Hotel. He continued his studies at University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His First EP, Vanity found a strong audience on a variety of platforms. Ilya brings a uniquely soulful and eclectic style to his work, mixing influences from Jazz greats like Ellington and R&B’s Stevie Wonder and Otis Redding. In Philadelphia, his original songs have been heard at the Trocadero, Coda, Kung Fu Necktie, and Pub Webb. He looks forward to interacting with fans online and in person, as he builds his songbook and broadens his outreach! Connect on Facebook Contact:


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