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Singles include: Glow, #isawLAtion, and Lipstick.

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Hi there. You may know me as Kali, but my real name is Anna. I'm interested in wellness, creativity, video games, movies, music, and love. I like to keep going even when the world seemingly stops spinning. When I was 17, my brother refused to give me guitar lessons, but I grabbed my guitar and started learning anyway.

Calluses and joint pains are no fun. When I was 21, I decided that I needed another medium to create music since my fingers were experiencing pain from playing guitar. Funny story: I didn't go to school for two years during my transition from living in the Philippines to moving to the US in 2003, and I spent most of my time playing video games. That's probably why my hands hurt sometimes. Anyway, electronic production came to mind and it's been my miracle worker ever since.

For my songs, I mostly write about love infused with other exciting emotions that make me want to explode. "Glow" is about coming home to that special someone after a tough day and getting pampered like royalty. Who wouldn't want to get a back rub after doing some heavy lifting at work? At the time I wrote "Glow," I was relieved from constantly getting stressed out from work, school, and an internship. Before my college career got busier, I wrote "#isawLAtion," which shows my love for indie pop. Now, this particular track doesn't fit with the kinds of songs I normally produce, but I must add that I enjoy playing with more than one genre. I believe making music is like going to a theme park, where the rides and attractions represent the types of tasks you're about to embark on. You can choose to get on a ride again or pick a different one. That's what's fun about this game. Going back to the songs I tend to produce, "Lipstick" has a more upbeat tune that provides vibes of flirtation and letting loose. In terms of influences, many have pointed out the pop, indie R&B, and soulful ingredients found in my musical concoctions so far, which incorporate various styles from Frank Ocean, Miguel, The Weeknd, Amy Winehouse, JoJo, Justin Timberlake, etc.

After I graduated college in 2012, I left my comfort zone since I had to start paying for loans and prioritizing. I'm 22 now. I've been juggling jobs, spending time doing research on musical success, producing music, reading about health and wellness, exercising, and more. Regardless, I'm very much blessed to be alive and aware that everyone has their own stories and struggles. So far, I learned that my struggles have transformed into realizations and events for betterment. After attending the 2013 GRAMMY awards, I certainly knew that I always want to be surrounded by musical entertainment and positive energy... so here I am.

In addition to making music, I would love to promote healthier, kinder, and more enjoyable choices. After all, I'm a fan of great changes--and I like to start with myself.