In less than a month, KELLA’s (aka Raquel Kella Armitage) debut single, “Trainwreck,” has reached over 50,000 streams on Spotify. The Lakeland native has always strived to create, and her musical journey is indicative of that. Max Martin, a Swedish songwriter known for his work with Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, the Backstreet Boys, and NSYNC, greatly inspired Armitage as an artist. This led her to Stockholm where she developed her music and personal sound. Before going to Stockholm, Armitage perfected her craft in both Nashville and London, where she attended songwriting sessions with various artists from around the world, from a variety of genres. While in London, she met Swedish producer Johannes Andersson, who helped her recent release, “Trainwreck.”

The single is a sweet combination of American songwriting and Scandinavian production that is reminiscent of an ’80s pop song with a contemporary twist. It has also been described as an infectiously bouncy sound with well-crafted hooks that leave you wanting more. While you wait for KELLA to release more music, grab a friend, have a dance party, and stream “Trainwreck.”

“Trainwreck” is available on Spotify or Apple Music.