Introducing: Calista Kazuko – Panda
Calista Kazuko, a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for cinematic genre-bending and controversial boundary-pushing, brings us their latest track “Panda”. This new single uses soft and harmonious acoustics with her soothing vocals. Calista really implements aspects of her culture in this track, making it personal and unique.
Calista studied classical/jazz piano and composition at London’s Royal Academy of Music, and has since been performing and winning fans across the world with her dynamic voice and captivating songs.
With top 10 chart success and shows from Wembley Arena to Live from Maida Vale for the BBC, Calista’s impact in the world of music is matched in that of fashion, where Stella McCartney has used her tracks as catwalk openers and Parisian fashion house Jitrois actually named its couture ‘Callista’ jacket after her.
A passionate advocate for using her art as a platform for change, Calista founded charity-based arts collective Voice of Aiko in 2018 with support from Arts Council England. 2021 has seen Calista lead a collaborative music making project with NHS staff called ‘Notes from the Frontline’ creating an album of songs in response to the pandemic. Her ‘Uchi’ campaign launched in June 2021 for Refugee Week in collaboration with Migrant Help.
“Darkly alluring, chic sonic bliss” ~ Fame Magazine
“The femme fatale seduces her listeners into an unsettling and dark world” ~ PureMZine
“Panda” is out now across all major streaming platforms.