Sunday, September 20, 2015

Theda - Heavy Hitter

Introducing 25-year-old Long Island-based indie pop songstress Theda, who has just self-released her 4-song debut EP titled Heavy Hitter.

Born into a musical household, her father had been in and out of bands for as long as she could remember. He turned her on to the classics such as Led Zeppelin, Heart, and Janis Joplin. From then on music became her life.

Theda started writing her own songs at the age of 16 and taught herself how to play guitar. She would lock herself away in her room and write about all the chaos happening in her dysfunctional home. After high school she decided she wanted to try acting, another one of her passions. So she studied theater for one year at Long Island University and then got accepted to a two-year program at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Soon after she graduated, Theda took off to Hollywood to advance her career in film and maybe even find a band and get back into music. After almost a year of living there, she had yet to make any connections or find a decent job to pay her rent, so she decided to move back home to Long Island and from there, she was able to focus again on her music and found a gig with a local cover band called Random Theory. Even though this kept her occupied for a while she knew she had to record her songs. While working 7 days a week, 12 hours a day as a bartender and waitress, she was able to afford to record her first EP. Through research and patience she came in contact with producer Tony De Maria from Floral Park, Queens and the two hit it off immediately.

Now after almost a year of writing and collaborating with her producer she was able to develop her sound. Combining her rich, smoky vocals with her love of rock, soul and indie pop, Theda's journey as an artist continues though her future looks and sounds very promising. Listen to the EP's title track along with her song "Liquid Poison" below.

Theda's Heavy Hitter EP is available now on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.

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