Indie Pop singer/songwriter, Anja Kotar, has recently released her debut album NOMAD. It features her single “How To Be Cool”, a Summer jam inspired by the works of Phil Collins, Prince, The Weeknd, and Lana Del Rey.
The song is literally the epitome of cool. It’s the song to play when riding downtown or in your bedroom, getting dressed to go out. Anja’s vocals are not those of a 20-year-old girl. More like a woman in her mid-20s or early 30s with a car, a trendy closet, and an impressive credit score. Because everyone knows that good credit and a nice bank account are truly the basis of cool. Whoever said being broke was cool, was clearly delusional. Even though you don’t have to be financial stable to dance.
Anja is a 20-year-old Slovenia native, who started playing classical piano at the age of 5-years-old. Later she picked up dance and indulged in ballet, jazz, and acting. In 2012, she moved to the U.S. and attend the Broadway Artist Alliance in New York City after graduating high school in California. At 17, Anja used Kickstarter raise $20,000 to fund her first EP.
Her EP earned her “Best New Artist” at the Radio and Television Academy Awards in 2016. Anja was even featured on the Slovenian version of X-Factor. She’s been compared to Charli XCX, Halsey, and Betty Who.
Anja is currently, completing her Bachelor’s degree at Berklee College of Music. She’s also promoting the release of her first album NOMAD, which was produced y three-time Grammy nominated producer, Pascal Guyon. She’s also launching her own online store called Too Cool.
WATCH: Anja Kotar’s “How to Be Cool” off her debut album NOMAD