Already, we might have seen her on a few popular television series such as Scandal, Black-ish, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Criminal Minds, Ballers and NCIS, but with her eyes set on sharing her music with audiences around the world, chances are we’ll be hearing a lot from her in the near future.
In an industry that has become convoluted with a multitude of voices and sounds, Ana Stasia is confident that she’s bringing something that stands her apart from the masses, describing it as “alternative pop intercepted by reggaeton threads, rooted in the vibrant culture and rhythms of the Caribbean.” And she hesitates to compare her sound to anyone or anything on the scene today, except maybe for some fleeting influences by English Diva Adele, whose music she admires unconditionally.
She followed that feat by earning a scholarship to the prestigious American Musical and Dramatic Academy College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, which took her to New York and Los Angeles for two years, perfecting the basic elements of the industry such as acting, dancing and singing. It led to a one-year residency in Hollywood, where she got her feet wet by snagging a few bit parts in several popular television series.
Now with the release of “Best Life,” Ana Stasia is putting the music world on notice. The five original tracks, which she said she wrote over the course of time, and inspired by her life and others around, were specially selected by her and her team to ‘touch a chord’ with music lovers. The title song “Best Life”, she says, is an “Ode to millennials to stay true to themselves and live unapologetically.”
Truth is, Ana Stasia, a child of two community stalwarts, Dr. Dexter Johnson and Dr. Anita Brown-Johnson, brings a lot of smarts into her quest for musical odyssey. Her foray in music started when she was three years-old and began piano lessons. “Those lessons continued well into my teens, and I actually liked it so much that my parents had to encourage me to do other things.”