Σtella was born beside the sea and raised by a Canadian nanny who waterskied topless.

Her songs are non-standard pop deviations whose shimmering feel-good surfaces are anchored by a powerful undertow of melancholy. She writes things spare and tight: irresistible riffs, bracing beats, fizzing synths, and honey-warm vocals all whipped into shapes greater than the sum of their stellar parts.

Based in Athens, Samba is her first release on Arbutus Records, and her first solo offering outside Greece: a slow tease of a track made to make you move, with a depth-charge of drama beneath its glistening skin. It comes coupled with a video where two dancing princes strut, glam up and grind in an epic Van Damme split of ice-cream-licking hotness.

1. Samba 2:56