Indie Artist Spotlight: Anna DellariaAnna Delleria
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 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. By sophomore year, she started releasing a steady stream of solo singles beginning with “Sudden” in 2016. Soon, the artist garnered coverage from DJ Booth, The Four Oh Five, and Indie Shuffle, among others.
Anna released her new single “I Choose Me”, which captivated the press, and excited her fans like never before! After the single premiered on TV Land’s hit show “Younger” (over 550k viewers), and was featured on five of Spotify’s New Music Friday playlists, the song has streamed over 65k times, and continues to grow across all digital platforms.
“Bolder” (As Heard On “Younger”Season 4 Episode 9)
“I Choose Me”
(Gnarls Barkley Cover)