Anja Nissen has been working. Hard.
Shortly after the 18-year-old Blue Mountains discovery took out the competition on the 2014 cycle of The Voice, Anja knuckled down with a star-studded posse of rappers and producers in a Los Angeles studio to create fresh sounds all of her own. At the invitation of pop-music wave-maker will.i.am, her mentor on The Voice, Anja flew to L.A. to write and record with a team that included chart-topping singer Cody Wise, and The Black Eyed Peas rapper apl.de.ap.
Only months after becoming a household name in Australia for her awe-inspiring R&B performances, Anja gave fans a taste of what she had been cooking up. That taste came in the form of I’m So Excited, a crisp track that sets it sights on summer dance floors. Featuring will.i.am and Cody Wise, the song finds Anja’s honeyed and powerful voice soaring over cool, elastic beats. It’s an instant party jam.
Anja’s second single, Anyone Who Had A Heart, reached #11 on the iTunes chart and enjoyed a national sync with Channel 9 hit TV drama, Love Child. It showcases Anja’s effortless, powerhouse vocals and belies her twenty years of age.
Shortly after came Triumph, the inspiring, uplifting pop track which was accompanied by an artistic, somewhat controversial, music video. Depicting human bodies twisting and writhing free from metal shackles, Anja explains “It’s a song about breaking free from the shackles and the pressures of society. I want my fans to know that it’s okay to be yourself… you’ll feel more free being yourself than pretending to be someone else.”
Now, currently in Denmark recording with some of the industry’s most revered producers, the future looks bright for Anja Nissen. One of our country’s most exciting and promising young recording artists is making waves overseas, and it’s only just the beginning.