Silky and uplifting yet melancholic and mysterious! I carry a big passion for EDM. My speciality lays within writing catchy yet unique top lines for genres like Future bass and pop, mostly a combination of the two. The lyrics is guaranteed to accentuate the catchy and uniqueness!
Accumulating more than 20.000.000 streams across all platforms such as Spotify and YouTube over the past two years, Stella Key is paving her path as a vocalist and producer in the EDM/pop world. (Spotify/IG: Stella Key)
I have been focusing on crafting my own sound as a vocalist and a producer on a professional level for the past three years. Right now, I'm working with producers from various countries around the world. My focus has become taking my ambitions to the next level by releasing music on famous EDM labels like 'Soave', 'Panther's Groove', "Magic Music" and more. With regular support from Spotify editorial playlists, the future looks promising.
My specialities include writing and recording vocals. Over the past years I have gained a lot of experience in producing vocals as well. Beside being a vocalist, songwriter and vocal producer, I'm also a producer. This gives me the ability to write and record from the producer's perspective and allows me to combine the technical and creative sides in the best possible way.
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38 Reviews - 3 Repeat ClientsEndorse Stella Key
Stella was a pleasure to work with! Great, catchy writing, great voice and very responsive. I would work with her again.
Working with Stella was fantastic. I gave very little direction as to how the vocals should have been and she delivered a fantastic song that I am sure the Labels would love! 100% would work with her again!
amazing work from stella.. required almost no revisions. super quick turnaround and awesome communication. would def recommend and would def work with her again. stoked to get the final version of our song together <3
Stella was great to work with. First, she was really quick having first draft lyrics written and a demo recorded. She was really receptive to feedback and incorporated it in a professional way and kept that same speed and quality in the rest of our correspondence.
On top of that, her voice is beautiful, songwriting shows depth, and her mind for melodic structure is great. I would definitely recommend working with her!
It was a great pleasure working with Stella! Her work is very passionate and heartfelt. She provided exactly what I was going for and was very clear and concise throughout the communication process! She is an amazing and talented vocalist.
Good communication! Also really happy with the result!
Stella is a very professional and creative singer-songwriter. She has a beautiful voice and a creative mind. It is super easy to communicate and collaborate with her. Absolutely recommend!
Amazing job on vocals done by Stella. Definitely would like to work with her in the future. :)
Stella was an absolute pleasure to work with, she is creative, talented, enthusiastic and brilliant. Her voice is beautiful and her lyrics and melodies were the perfect fit for my track. Communicating with her was easy and fast. I had an absolute blast working with her and I was super inspired by her vocals.
Had a great time working with Stella! Super happy with the result of our collab and can't wait for everyone to hear what we made!
Highly recommend!!! (:
Great vocalist, Great personality what else could you ask for !
Absolutely recommend Stella !!
It is my first time working with Stella and I was instantly in love with her voice!
I can just say that she knows what she is doing and is very creative and does her job perfectly!
I am very happy with the result and finish the track completely!
Stella is an amazing singer! She had a very nice voice, and het lyrics are of high quality. It was a pleasure to work with her, and I am very happy with the result of our track together!
This is my second time working with Stella. Always great results and great communication. Highly recommend.
Stella has such a beautiful voice! The fastest vocal you can find :) She doing her job perfectly!
Her voice is pretty unique, good work in general
Effective work & amazing voice, responded to messages quickly & captured a very precise picture of what I had in mind. Thank you!
Beautiful voice and so easy to work with!! highly recommend!
Stella is an amazing artist, she was the exact voice I had envisioned for my song. She was easy to work with, responded quick, and handled her work very professionally. Her soft, euphoric and high quality vocals matched every section of my song perfectly! I would love to work with her again later down the road with future songs.
Interview with Stella Key
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently finished a song called "Survive" I was the singer-songwriter, vocal producer and co-producer of this track. This song is the story of my constant battle with insecurities and depression. It took a lot of courage to write this song and share it. "Survive" captures the story of my life and my thirst for succes and pursuing my dreams. The track is signed to "Magic Music" and will be released on the 8th of March.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on many different collaborations with producers from all around the world as a singer-songwriter and vocal producer. I'm also producing tracks for other artists in trap/hip hop genres.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Romy Dya, great vocalist!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. I've been working " in the box" for the past three years. I've also experimented with analog plugins, but if you compare the costs and the accessibility of analog v.s. digital, I personally think digital wins. Because the results you get is very close to analog and its more affordable and accessible.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is providing very high quality recordings. The melody and lyrics are guaranteed to fit the vision of the producer.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I'm a storyteller, I love to use my "unique" voice to bring more life into poetry. I also love producing and combining my skills to offer the best I can.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Costumers often ask me about my work process. What I explain is that I send a first draf/demo and if they like that direction or have any feedback I continue to work on it. After that I tend to finish writing the demo and send it back, if we both agree then in some cases I re-record some parts or the whole song if needed to provide the best results.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Next to being a vocalist and songwriter, I'm also a producers, this allows me to provide vocals that could exactly fit the producers vision.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Wether they have any specific subject in mind that they want me to right about and also if they have any good vocal references that they really like or inspired them to create their track.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Always contact me on SoundBetter, this way we can make sure the communications goes well and the staff can help if we face any issues or disagreements.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop, obviously. My audio interface, microfoon, midi keyboard and XLR cable.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started writing songs 7 years ago. At first my songs were very simple but as I wrote more often I got better. I am still learning and evolving everyday. I started my Music Production studies 3 years ago, since then I've been working on a professional level. I definitely want to continue combing (vocal) production and writing and recording vocals.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is a combination of future bass, EDM and pop. My vocals can be described as emotional, airy and smooth, often with a melancholic edge.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Ekali, Droeloe and Troyboi. These are my biggest inspirations and the reasons why I am doing what I love, in the genre that I love. I have learned so much by listening and analysing their songs. Working with these producers with allow me to take my skills and ambitions to another level.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Try to always listen in context, soloing one instrument and working on it for hours might turn it into a sound that won't work with the rest of the layers. So find a balance between working on layers in solo mode and in context.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Future bass, EDM, pop and trap. Anything electronic and energetic but also melancholic.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My voice! also the ability to bring the right emotions to a track based on the lyrics that I've written.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I often get comments about the uniqueness of my voice and how I've been able to exactly capture the right sound and vibe for a song. I take the song to another level by writing a well-fitted top line and lyrics.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I send a first draft/demo to make sure I'm on the right track. After discussing this I finish writing and recording the whole track and send it back for feedback/revisions.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: At home I have a Antelope mic (including vintage modelling emulations) and the Yamaha HS5 speakers. Besides a home studio I have acces to a professional studio with nearly perfect acoustic. The speakers are Neumanns and Focals and I record with an Antelope mic which is very similar to the U87. I have tested some different mic's and have figured that this mic suits my voice very well.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am very much in to EDM and specifically, future bass combined with pop. My main inspirations as a producer are Ekali, Droeloe, Illenium and San Holo. As a vocalist, Nevve, Riell, Elohim and Billie Eilish have inspired me a alot.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I write lyrics, mainly honest stories that I've been through in my life. That way I completely believe in what I'm delivering as a vocalist. I record the vocals and mix them as well. Clients seem to describe my voice as very vulnerable and emotional. Apart from that I am a music producer as well. This gives me the ability to work from a producer's perspective as well as a vocalist's.