San Francisco-born and Los Angeles-based 22-year-old singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and performer Anna Dellaria uses her flaws to start a fire.
Translating lyrical singer-songwriter catharsis a la Jeff Buckley through bold Aretha Franklin-style delivery, she doesn’t back down from darkness; rather, she turns it into light… That approach has unassumingly drawn the spotlight to her after a lifetime dedicated to the craft. Growing up in a “non-musical” household, she taught herself how to sing by studying the likes of Ms. Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, Kurt Cobain, Robert Plant, and even the Sister Act soundtrack. Amidst a tumultuous upbringing beset by physical and mental abuse and bouts of anxiety fueled by a broken home, music became a refuge. Accepted into USC’s prestigious Thornton School of Music (against mom’s better judgment), she devoted ten hours a day to honing her voice—often sleeping in the practice rooms. Through the program, she caught the attention of early supporters and industry icons Lenny Waronker and Rob Cavallo, while performing backup vocals for John Fogerty, Chaka Khan, and more. With a rising profile, Ethan Allen tapped her to sing during a national campaign aired during the 2018 Academy® Awards. Everything set the stage for the release of her single “I Choose Me.”