We recently had the chance to chat with the lovely Aja9 about her music, new single “Heart Won’t Beat”, musical inspirations, and more!
1. Can you tell us about your single “Heart Won’t Beat”?
It is my first song to go on the radio and it was released on my birthday. It is an EDM song by Gazzo featuring ME! Some people may think it’s a love song, but for me it makes me think of my best friend.
2. What inspired the song?
My manager played my music for Gazzo and he really liked my voice and wanted me to sing this song.
3. Who/what inspires your music?
I am inspired by songs more often then the artists. I love to connect to the song and see how my audience feels when i perform.
4. How would you describe your sound?
I love ballads that are vocally challenging. i would say my sound is urban pop! If that makes sense
5. Do you have any other upcoming songs?
I have worked on lots of material and am planning to release an EP at some point hopefully soon. I have been doing lots of interviews which initially made me very nervous but i am hopefully getting better.
6. How did you get your start in the entertainment industry?
Well, i’ve been singing my whole life. But when i turned 10, i won the Perez Hilton Can you sing cover contest for my cover of Chandelier by Sia. My vocal coach Marla submitted my video without me knowing and my parents came up to take me home from sleepover camp to do a bunch of interviews early in the morning.
7. Do you have any other upcoming projects?
I recently met the team at Radio Disney and luckily got to go to the RDMA’s. I am writing as many songs as i can, working on my guitar skills, piano skills, and train hard vocally. I am supporting my song Heart won’t beat and am really excited it is being played on Radio Disney and being shared around the world
8. What are your social media accounts?
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8_P8rZnglMWHanSmYSD9OA , https://www.instagram.com/theaja9/ , https://www.facebook.com/aja9official/ @aja9 twitter , @aja9music is my musical.ly