Currently based in Los Angeles, Vanda left her native Chicago back in 2014 in order to pursue her music career in one of the top entertainment industries in the world. California’s where the magic happens, and Vanda was eager to show the local music scene what she could do with her talent and vision.
Vanda, a driven, passionate and charismatic artist with a unique approach to her blend of electronica, soul and pop, released her debut album, ‘Moving On’, in October 2015 under birth name ‘Michelle Vanda’. She has since made the decision to shorten her name and simply go by Vanda. Vanda's intuitive music is not just about entertainment: she is an emotional performer who's passionate about portraying her thoughts, hopes and dreams, going for a truly earnest and direct approach. Her songs are about connecting with the listeners through thought-provoking lyrics, uplifting melodies, and unforgettable vocal performances, echoing the greatness of artists such as Katy Perry Adele or Sam Smith, just to mention a few.
Vanda separates herself from other artists by her unique dualism, well represented by her spirit animal, The Wolf. She is strong, fierce and determined, yet offers a softer side to her, much like a feral wolf howling at the moon in the darkness of night and expressing emotions that are hard to describe with words. Thankfully, Vanda is able to use music to describe such emotions, creating songs that are extremely truthful, entertaining and very easy to relate to on a human level. This is what makes her work truly special. Vanda's incredible single, "Young For Life", is a bright and uplifting tune that is now trending on Pandora's hit list. The song, released exclusively through IMPOSE magazine on August 12th, has gained a lot of momentum and positive reception, as Vanda has been interviewed by leading music publications such as The 405 and Pop Dust, among others.
Following the success of "Young For Life", Vanda released her follow up track, "Feet First", and will be debuting visual for Young For Life October 15th.