Nashville, TN- At only 18 years old, Bella Rios already has a musical past life. After years of exclusively performing covers, she spent her high school years releasing rock-leaning originals, inspired by the classic records she was raised on. “My parents would wake me up by playing Led Zeppelin, Heart, Fleetwood Mac,” Rios says. “It really brought my family together.”
At the same time, she was also traveling and to performing with professional children’s choirs; all while received classical training in both voice and piano.
Her diverse musical background did however lead to a bit of an artistic identity crisis, which inspired her to attempt songwriting in every imaginable genre, determined to find her sound. Bella’s upcoming singles are the successful products of that process: moody, powerhouse pop songs with an edge. Inspired by artists like K.Flay, Dorothy, and Bishop Briggs,
Set to a bluesy deconstructed rock beat, Bella growls and soars as she exorcises her demons and starts a new chapter.
According to Bella: “‘Calm Down’ is about finally breaking away from a relationship where you feel put down and small. After realizing that you deserve more, there’s a real satisfaction in moving on in search of happiness”.