Indie pop artist Shelita released “Hola” her first track of the year, on March 9, 2018. “Hola” bends genres with its sensual vocal and production mashup of trap, R&B, electro pop and Brazilian baile funk. The release of this single comes after having amassed over 20 million streams with her last EP, Special, and reaching #24 on Billboard. “Hola” is available worldwide through all major streaming services.
Shelita’s unique vocal delivery evokes a strange beauty, as if she was channeling a blend of Bjork and Beyoncé to create an intimate yet powerful performance all her own. She made her first appearance in the pop urban music scene charting #14 on Billboard’s Next Big Sound Chart in February 2017.
Raised in Seattle, she left for Europe to pursue a music career. Through touring the world, she built a loyal fan base and peaked #1 on MTV’s popular artist chart. Shelita has become a viral phenomenon on Spotify and Twitter, with over 250,000 followers and counting. She will make her official SXSW showcase debut at The Iron Bear in Austin, TX on March 17, 2017.
IN SHELITA’S WORDS:
“You can dream about moments and you can be in the moment at the same time as you are dreaming about it. Love transfers as each moment passes. It is also about creating new moments through movement and falling in love with each new movement.
With this song I was in a place where I was doing nuevo tango with someone. I channel the feelings of wanting to be with the other person in that moment. But at any moment the song could end. The love that was felt between us goes with them as they dance with the next partner.
When you dance nuevo tango there is physical closeness with your partner, but there is also psychological closeness. It goes beyond any movement and starts translating into the wide array of the emotion.”