"I VOW TO TELL MY STORIES AS IF IT’S THE FIRST TIME, EVERYTIME – TO SPEAK MY TRUTH AND LEAD BY EXAMPLE. I AIM TO BE AUTHENTIC AND VULNERABLE BY SINGING MY SONGS UNVEILED. I AM YOU AND YOU ARE ME, NOW LET’S JUST BE."
Chonna Cristelle is a little indie-soul with a rock-and-roll edge. She is part badass, part broken, and all passionate.
Originally from “a little bit of everywhere”, Texas, her life has taken her to “a little bit of everywhere else.”
“Ink Blot,” her debut single, is a story of self-discovery. Chonna shares her tumultuous life experiences through these lyrics, shining a light on them so that others might begin to recognize their own inner darkness and express it instead of burying it in a convenient (for others) and out-of-the-way place.
“Leave Letter,” her next single, helped Chonna refocus on the here-and-now rather than what could have been in the there-and-then.
“Huff,” is a vulnerable and honest expression of her life experiences. It’s a heartfelt ballad for others who were, like her, forced to grow up all too soon.
“Do It Again” was just released in November of 2020 and has a more dream-like quality to its smooth groove – chasing happy, chasing high.
“Leave Letter (Stripped)” brings a whole new vulnerability to the original song. It’s a plea for help and guidance, and the realization that she’d have to find it through her own writing.
Her first musical project was a huge, daunting undertaking, and Chonna found herself scared and confused by her own lyrics. But it was a time of transition, of healing and self-discovery, and when the words made it out into the world, it began to change everything for her.
Chonna’s 5-song EP was released on March 19, 2021.