A local musician with Queens roots will be headlining a show at a Brooklyn venue in February.
Born and raised in Ridgewood, Skela is a self-taught indie-pop singer/songwriter and musician that’s primarily based in Bushwick. After initially gaining attention from record labels for her contribution to the lead singer on Josh Jacobson’s 2015 single “Not Alone,” Skela has since released a number of EPs through Sony Music.
In December 2018, Skela released her new visual album “Project 10” through HERØ Records/Sony’s RED MUSIC. The album is a collection of 10 songs and 10 music videos that feature visuals from throughout the city and Brooklyn that were taken by Skela herself.
Each song on the album was inspired by Skela’s frustrations of being a female musician in the music industry. The album playlist already has over 550,000 cumulative views on YouTube.
“After spending the last year making the kind of music I had always hoped to put out into the world, I decided that I was going to give myself the kind of career and path that I wanted instead of waiting on it to be given to me,” Skela said. “The 10 songs and 10 music videos were all made by friends — because they wanted to and so they did. Project 10 is about the act of creating because that is exactly what artists do.”
Skela’s taking the new album to the stage at Rough Trade NYC, located 64 N Ninth St. in Bushwick, where she will perform her new album live for the first time. The show will take place at 9 p.m. on Feb. 9, with doors opening at 8 p.m.
Tickets are available online for $10 in advance or $15 on the day of the show. Ticket holders must be 18 years or older to see the show.