Stela Cole

Despite 2022 being a year that saw Stela hit the 1 million monthly listener mark, quadrupled her social media following, made her national US television debut, and had her strongest streaming year to date, Stela (real name Hollyn Shadinger) felt mentally and emotionally apart from herself. Creatively stifled, overwhelmed, and uninspired by social media, Stela used 2023 to address her mental health, exit her label deal, black out her profiles, delete the apps, and trade doom scrolling for her guitar, the studio, and her favourite records.

Working closely with a core group of collaborators, Stela meticulously crafted a sonic world inspired by Fleetwood Mac, The Mama’s and Papa’s, Tame Impala, The Eagles, Arctic Monkeys and more. The result is more than a musical evolution; it's a rebirth.

Partnering with Award-Winning Director Eliot Lee, Stela has created a cinematic world through a series of music videos and vignettes featuring co-star Noah Gonzalez. Each piece of content is thoughtfully connected to one another in an endless loop. It is these endless loops, repetitive cycles, or habits that inspired the themes of upcoming full length, due early 2025.

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