L.A. Based vocal pop artist, Jenna Kalista is releasing her first single “Phoenix” mid-July. Listen here. Although Jenna is a relatively new to the pop scene, she has sung background vocals for many LA artists such as Philly K., Vanessa Bejine and One Hundred Paces. She is featured on the recently released album “After the Flood” by Noam Katz and on the upcoming album “We Will Overcome” by Charlie Kramer.
As a solo singer, she teamed up with Allerdyce, the producer moniker of audio engineer Andi Inadomi, to produce the track. Phoenix is sung with the passion of someone who knows what it means to be knocked down, but to rise up time and time again. It is an inspiring and relatable pop song that invokes reflection, all the while providing a catchy beat you can’t help moving along to. The truth behind the song is that life is messy, but it is also beautiful. Most everyone has been through a scenario in life that has proven to be completely challenging and chaotic. As the memorable melody continues, it tells an earnest and empowering story of rising above and prevailing through the toughest of circumstances. It is truly fearless. Jenna Kalista’s vocals are no less fearless. The song opens with a sensitive, breathy verse setting up the feeling of being knocked down. As she moves into the chorus and sings, “You can throw your stones/Go on, give me your worst blow/I’m not gonna crumble” you can hear the rawness and strength in her voice. The chorus breathes life into the bridge which repeats the simple, yet powerful phrase, “I’m Alive.”