Anelda is a first and foremost a listener. Her passion is writing with artists, listening to their stories and helping them share their hearts with the world. But she also possesses a voice that stops you in your tracks while also making your heart race… a delicate, breathy wistfulness mixed in with a wry charm.
Born in Namibia, raised in South Africa and now living in Nashville, Anelda started her career as a post-production audio engineer and sound designer for film & television. Her love for matching music to visual media comes across in her songwriting as visually engaging musical art.
She is a versatile songwriter, writing in multiple genres. She recently had multiple cuts on the full-length album by singer-songwriter Jessica Martindale, whose album was released in August 2016 as well as being a finalist in multiple songwriting competitions. She most recently took time off as she became a mom in October 2017 but is excited to return to music with her debut EP, releasing on the 1-year celebration of the birth of her daughter.
Awards and Recognition:
Indie International Songwriting Competition (Pop): Winner (2015/16)
International Songwriting Competition (Folk): Honorable Mention (2016/17)
Nashville Film Festival Song Competition: Top 30 (2016/17)