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My Journey: Stalgia


At AWAL, we love sharing our artists’ stories so their paths — as individual and unique as the music they make — inspire others to pursue their own music-career goals. 

Here in our “My Journey” series, our members share their stories — the challenges they’ve faced, how they’ve overcome them, the milestones they’ve achieved, and where they hope the future leads.

This week, we’re speaking with Los Angeles-based electronic duo — Stalgia.

Can you tell us a bit about where your artistic journey began?

B: I grew up in a very musical family. I started playing drums when I was just a baby and have been in bands for as long as I can remember. 

YAYA: I’ve been singing and dancing since I knew how, and I sang in my church choir. I also began writing poetry as a young child. B and I have been in music together for almost a decade, but I would say my true artistic journey was born with Stalgia.

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What stage of your musical journey are you in now?

We have a clear vision of what changes we want to make in the music industry and where we fit into all of it. We’re ready to make our mark. 

What have been some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced so far?

There is a lot of music out there, and the amount of competition can be overwhelming. It’s important to stay true to yourself and focus on what you’re doing, rather than compare yourself to the next person. 

What have been some of the most rewarding moments in your career so far?

Signing to Crooked Paintings, releasing our first album, and selling out the Peppermint Club.

Any major milestones on the horizon?

Our focus now is to start playing festivals and eventually get on a tour. We also want to release a lot more music in the near future. 

What are some of your ultimate goals for your music career?

Winning a Grammy, scoring a movie, and selling out the Hollywood Bowl. 

AWAL Insights™ Into Stalgia’s Journey

  • Between Spotify and Apply Music, Stalgia has earned almost 5 million streams since partnering with AWAL back in November 2016!
  • Over the past month, Stalgia has been included on popular Spotify playlists including Chill Vibes and Indie Pop, and on Apple Music’s Chill radio station.

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  • Although Stalgia is most popular in their home country, the US, they’ve also been generating thousands of streams in Germany (8,500), Australia (7,900), and the UK (7,400) over the past week.

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How has your experience with AWAL been so far?

AWAL is great, very supportive. <3

If you’re looking for a true partner to help you take your career to the next level, become an AWAL member like Stalgia!  

My Journey: Stalgia