Hey! Good to see you here 🙂
I’m Anja (sounds like “Anya”), a songwriter from the Netherlands, currently living in Singapore.
In 2013 I graduated from the Conservatory of Rotterdam as a vocalist and went on a mission to “find my own sound” as an artist. I know, sounds like a lofty goal right? Well, all I knew back then was that I wanted to do something with “electronic” music. But ….I had yet to program my first beat!
Shortly after my graduation I also fell in love with online marketing and immersed myself in learning everything about it that I could, while I was writing songs in the evenings.
After a while of music making & marketing – obsessing I was lucky to find an awesome job in the online marketing space indeed. I had a job interview on Skype with the French and Australian founders of a Singapore based startup (not weird at all!) and got hired as a Content Manager the next day.
After working from home for a few months they asked me if I would be keen to move to Singapore for a while to work together more closely. I was like “alrighty!” (read: FUCK YES) and left the Netherlands at the end of 2015.
The most amazing thing about living in Singapore has not been the fancy rooftop bars, the palm trees or the Chicken Rice, but the close friendships I’ve built with the Singaporeans I’ve met and love dearly ❤️
All the while I kept working on my music and started to develop a clearer sound. I finally learned to turn “ideas” into songs, thanks to an awesome online producer community where I continuously learn to up-level my skills and my confidence. I now finish a new tune each month, influenced heavily by vocal deep house and tropical house.
In my weekly vlogs / blogs I’m not just sharing the final polished songs, but also the process of becoming a better songwriter (and human, while I’m at it!). I used to get pretty damn paralysed by perfectionism but have decided to stop giving so many fucks and just share my real imperfect art and journey with the world.
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