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When listening to STELLA, it’s impossible not to picture her belonging in a smokey underground club, with her unique brand of high-temperature, thoughtfully produced swirl of dreamy soul and modern r&b marking an unexpected contrast to her father’s music — rock legend Carlos Santana. Her debut album Selfish, released July 2016, offers a thematic gut-punch — often times a highly personal one — relating to heartbreak and moving on that’s refreshingly wise, while offering up a deft touch in encompassing a moody mix of genres that creates a truly satisfying journey.
STELLA is disarmingly honest, sharply insightful, and finds strength in her vulnerability. Her infectious vocals call to mind a world in which Badu and Winehouse co-exist, while also drawing a line to the vibes of Nelly Furtado and Andreya Triana. STELLA welcomes you into her world… sit back, and enjoy the show.