Anne Tello is a rising New York/ Los Angeles based artist in the world of dance-pop. After starting out doing musical theatre, Tello eventually discovered her voice as a songwriter, resulting in a self-titled debut EP that she released in early 2016, and now her most recent single “Love Transformation”.
After the release of her first E.P., the Peter Monk remix of Tello’s single “Think Different” hit #27 on the Digital DJ Pool Club Charts. Since then Tello has written with many international artists, most recently having written a song entitled “By My Side”, which will play in a nationally televised Japanese commercial for Kewpie Mayonnaise.
Tello has a unique history of international indie artistic collaboration, most recently working at Thailand’s Karma Sound Studios with producer Mark Alston (Tiesto, Beyonce, John Legend, Mariah Carey, Three 6 Mafia, Maxwell) on “Love Transformation” and other music. Tello has also worked with Hong Kong filmmaker Mo Lai Yan Chi to make her “Think Different” music video, which was presented as a video installation at Raleigh North Carolina’s Visual Arts in 2016, and has also collaborated with Ghanaian rapper 1 Cedi.
Tello has been developing her musical talents since early childhood. Born in Palo Alto, CA, she began studying classical Suzuki piano when she was 4 and started working as a professional musician in her teens, singing in local Boston area synagogues. She later moved to New York City to study musical theater at the New York University Tisch School of Arts CAP21 program, where she received the prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship. Tello consistently tries to weave charity into her work, recently raising money for "White Cane Day" with her cover of Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful”, and performing in many charity events around New York City.
Tello became entranced by the world of dance music originally because it reminded her of mantra, a practice that she discovered through her interest in meditation, “Dance music just seemed like the perfect opportunity for a subliminal lyric, and cathartic concept, “ she says, “ I just love the opportunity to get into someone's head and for them to just dance until they feel the sensation of release.”