Stage Name: Ysa Yaneza
Years active: 2016–present
Genre: Pop, Dance/Electronic
23-year-old Ysa Yaneza, a singer/songwriter/producer whose brand of synth-infused bubble-gum pop calls to mind the likes of 90’s icons Spice Girls and Britney Spears (both of which the artist has cited as inspirations). Yaneza’s music, however, is very much grounded in 21st-century realities, with previous singles “TEA” and “IRL (If You Really See Me)” referencing LGBTQ themes and the intersection of relationships, technology, and the digital age respectively.
Filipino but raised in Singapore, Yaneza pursued a Film, Sound & Video diploma at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, before enrolling in the Arts Management programme at Columbia College Chicago.