ANTO HAS LANDED, WORLD GET READY!
After traveling worldwide as a model, where she experienced amazing places such as Milan, Barcelona, Madrid, Hamburg, Munich and the United States, ANTO decided to settle in Los Angeles where she has been focusing on her true passion; music. She's also done some acting to help get herself exposure and you may have seen her in the popular TV show: Norwegian Hollywood Housewives ("Norske Hollywoodfruer") which gave her the recognition as the true singer & model that she is.
ANTO first got introduced to music at an early age. She states: “I started in the church choir when I was 5, and soon after I started singing solo every Sunday and it was the highlight of my week!!! My whole family are big music lovers too, and I grew up around one of the most renowned jazz festivals in the world in my little hometown of Molde. I saw artists like Ray Charles, Miles Davis, and BB King at a really young age and they were all an early highlight of my life!”
So once she decided to start concentrating on music, it only took a very short time, before her career start to off and literally sky-rocketed to the top! Her new single & music video “Leave Your Worries” is already getting tremendous recognition worldwide. Her songwriting skills have also taken off and are soaring. When asked about songwriting ANTO says that “Writing and creating music makes me feel so content, and I am probably at my happiest! It's the most amazing feeling and it also allows you to get thoughts, memories, dreams, feelings and aspirations into a song that others can sing to and relate to and that is the most amazing thing!” It’s no wonder than that in just a very short time, she is already writing with some of the top songwriters around today. Songwriters such as Julian Bunetta, who has written for artists like; One Direction, Lupe Fiasco, Boyz 2 Men, Natasha Bedingfield, Flo Rida & Leona Lewis just to name a few. She's also written several songs on her newly released LP - "Sleep When We Die" with two of the most sought after Songwriters - DJ's - Producers in the world, Cedric Dassulle aka; DJ Lestat and Frederic Holyszewski aka; Dado-Deedrah. It is no small feat to be writing with such incredible writers on your very first complete LP (15 songs in all). When asked about songwriting ANTO says that “Writing and creating music makes me feel so content, and I am probably at my happiest! It's the most amazing feeling and it also allows you to get thoughts, memories, dreams, feelings and aspirations into a song that others can sing to and relate to and that is the most amazing thing!” When asked what her influences were when she first started writing ANTO said “I am influenced by so many different artists, I get inspired often by beats or songs I hear! But in my early years it was all about Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson & Gwen Stefani & No Doubt, and I could mention many, many, other artist that have inspired me and influenced me in some way, but I don't know where to start or stop. Additionally, People, stories, all kinds of music and feelings inspire and influence my music.”
ANTO is also represented by one of the best managers in Scandinavian and for that much, all of Europe, Oscar Peterssen of Blindfoldead International. Additionally, as she was finishing up her LP, she was very rapidly discovered and signed by the CEO/President of Simply Boundless Records, an upstart indie label in the Los Angeles. Simply Boundless Records has big plans for ANTO too, so watch out for her, there's no telling just how far her star is going to rise, but as Richard Pancoast of Simply Boundless said... "The sky is the limit with ANTO. She is very quickly going to be up there with stars like Madonna, Lady Gaga & Shakira, especially since she is involved in all aspects of her career, from singing, to writing, arranging & producing her songs as well as producing and directing her videos. She is a woman with great vision and there is nothing that she can see as being able to limit her rise to the top!”
Her first LP: Sleep When We Die is now available worldwide on Simply Boundless Records and can be found for sale digitally at online retailers, such as iTune, Amazon, Google Play and hundreds of others. Her first single & Video “Leave Your Worries” can be seen at: http://youtu.be/LDCvHih6sEo.
Now, with very successful modeling career behind her, the future better prepare to make space for one new music star in the sky; ANTO - (Antoinette Kristensen).