Singles like “Sloth” and “In My Head” showcase the young musician’s expert ear for melody and strong sense of composition. There’s much more to his process than these elements alone, though. He incorporates organic samples into his sound synthesis procedure from the beginning and derives much of his melancholic songwriting style from disharmonic jazz chord progressions.
At the end of 2016, Cella got signed to Zurich imprint Quartz Records. In 2017 he released the Prologue EP on the fast-rising label, and in 2019 he followed it up with an emotionally powerful effort titled Opportunity Cost.
As young as Cella is, he recognizes the power of music as a universal language that transcends all cultural boundaries. He understands the unique human bond shared between all who listen to his songs, and it’s this artistic maturity that shines through each and every warm synth in his productions.
With such a long road ahead, it’s exciting to imagine how much Cella’s style will continue to evolve in 2019 and beyond. Make sure to include him on your list of artists to watch as his trajectory in the electronic music world only looks to trend upward.