Getting To Know... Angela Sclafani

With a wonderfully vivid array of offerings under her belt over the last few years, New York-based singer and songwriter Angela Sclafani has now returned to deliver her brilliant new single 'Bell Jar'.

Channelling a rich and soaring aesthetic from start to finish, 'Bell Jar' makes for a superbly enticing listen. With her sweet and uplifting voice layered amongst some beautifully euphoric indie-rock production, she is certainly reaching for her highest heights with this one.

So with the new single available to stream now, we sat down with her to find out more about her background and what has inspired her most over the years.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

My voice! I’ve been singing since before I could talk- it’s what made music an important part of my life.

What kind of music did you love when you were younger?

I loved the music my parents played in the car. Madonna, Mariah Carey, Pat Benatar, Stevie Nicks. I also loved pop music- Britney Spears, the Spice Girls, Michelle Branch, and Vanessa Carlton.

What was the first album you remember owning?

The Immaculate Collection - Madonna.

What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?

A Case of You by Joni Mitchell.

Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?

Sometimes I’ll start by playing a song I love, just to warm up my voice and fingers and brain. Usually that will lead to a new idea. I’ve also accumulated a few decks of cards that have images and words. Sometimes I’ll choose a card or two and see if anything inspires me.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

Joni Mitchell, Waxahatchee, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Mitski, Sharon Van Etten, Snail Mail, and FKA Twigs.

If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?

Sharon Van Etten - I love her style and her sound.

What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?

Turning frustrations and fears into a song that other people can listen to and be comforted.

And what is the most frustrating part?

Building an audience. Getting Heard.

And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?

Tell the truth.


Angela Sclafani's new single 'Bell Jar' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.