Hot Artist Alert

27 – 04 – 2021

Ana Golja

Actor-turned-singer-songwriter Ana Golja is HOT🔥 after releasing her new single ‘Glass’, which featured in Spotify Canada’s New Music Friday playlist when it was released. Golja - who is known for her roles in the Degrassi TV show (the same franchise that once starred a young Aubrey Graham AKA Drake) - saw an 8% boost in Spotify followers following the release of ‘Glass’ and the playlist add.

When the pandemic put the planet on pause last spring, Ana Golja was weeks from the theatrical launch of her award-winning movie The Cuban, which she produced, when forced to flee LA back to her family home in Toronto. With studios off-limits, Golja recorded the demos for Strive in her bedroom—and unlike Billie Eilish, whose music she absolutely adores, Golja has no music-genius sibling to help out, just advice via Zoom before emailing the results to her producers. “I'm not a tech-savvy person to begin with, so it was definitely an obstacle and a learning curve for me, but I did what I had to do to get these songs made.”

On top of the lockdown, Golja was also recovering from a break-up, and emotionally dealing with that led her back to music. Her relationship’s end had already lured her into the studio—a depression-soaked demo for new single “Glass” was recorded in LA pre-pandemic—but now stuck at home, she didn’t want to wallow in that version’s sadness. Instead, the former competitive dancer revamped it as future disco dance-pop, and used it as a template for the EP, Strive. “I just had a completely different perspective on life because of what the world was going through. We have a finite amount of time on this earth, so we have to make the most of it,” she says. “That's why this release is very much a party release, and you hear it in the production. It's a celebration of life and every moment that we get, even the bad.”

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