Once upon a time, ASTRINA (formerly known as Daria Black) was an old school classical composer who spent most of her time sitting at a grand piano. These days, she's an alternative indie pop producer/singer-songwriter who jumps around a stage playing bass, keys, and guitar.
Her music is inspired by acts like Muse, The xx and Radiohead, as well as her extensive background in classical music and film scoring. Her gentle vocal and catchy melodies draw you into her intricate and ethereal arrangements, where she builds the perfect sonic backdrop to the narratives she explores about love, mental health, and philosophy. Her visual artwork holds the same intangible allure.
"I'm really more of an artist than a musician [...] To create is to channel something bigger than you - something that is too powerful to be contained by your body. Art demands to be expressed in any way possible. The artist simply steps out of the way and allows creation to express itself in a language that speaks to humanity." - ASTRINA
Her first few singles have been a hit among indie blogs and playlists, and her live show is growing increasingly popular in the Los Angeles music scene. Her fans are hungry for content, and with several singles and her debut music video on the way, ASTRINA will keep them eager for more.