Tucked away in the vast hills and deep lakes near Zürich, Switzerland, and in the Canadian wilderness surrounding Vancouver, Rykka has been honing her next sound.
She has been on a wild ride since the release of her 2013 album, Kodiak. That same year, she won the prestigious Peak Performance Project competition and made multiple tours across Canada and Europe.
Change is a constant for the multi-talented songwriter, who started as an acoustic folk artist under her name Christina Maria before reinventing herself as Rykka and emerging with an alternative pop bang. Since then, her restless ambition has driven her underground where she has been writing feverishly using keyboards and drum machines. She has split her time between Switzerland and Canada, sometimes traveling to Los Angeles and London for co-writing sessions.
Fast-forward to 2016 and Rykka finds herself performing on the world stage representing Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest. Her song “The Last of Our Kind” was release on March 11th and she will make her incredible talents known to a much larger audience in early May in Stockholm for the Eurovision finals. Her hotly anticipated album, Beatitudes, will follow later in 2016.