She Followed In The Footsteps Of Both Her Parents
"You never think you're going to follow in your parents' footsteps, but somehow I'm doing music and fashion," she says.
While She's Inspired By Her Father's Music, She Is Making Her Own Mark On The Music Scene
"I'm super proud to have that recognition association in Australia, but there was a stage when that sort of preconceived notion of who I was or what I sounded like before I even walked in the door, even though it was lovely and flattering, became slightly exasperating, and maybe subconsciously that's a part of why I went away."
She Was The First Female In The US To Be Signed By Armin van Buuren's Record Label Armada
The label was drawn to her charisma, song-writing talents and authentic female take on electronic music after the viral success of her track Waves. Bella is the first female artist Armada has signed in the US, she is also the second-ever female artist to sign with the powerhouse label. "Obviously Armin is a serious legend in the dance, trance world, even though I do more electronic music, but they've just been amazing. They're the coolest ever. They're based in the Netherlands and Amsterdam, but they also have their other base, their headquarters in New York. I'm the very first female they've signed in America, which is great, the first US-based artist they've ever signed as female - I really want there to be more women in the electronic music world, so this is a great step in the right direction."
She Is Making Way For More Female Representation In The Music Industry
"It's such a boys club and I think it's time it needs to be broken. It's like engineering, computer science, all those, it's very much a male-dominated industry," Bella says. "I think it's just the way it's always been. Sometimes you need someone to come along and challenge the status quo. And it's also, not to discredit the amazing female artists because there's a lot of them, but they're very much trying to be a part of the boys club. There are no girls doing it with a female vibe - with femininity, with glamour. That just doesn't exist."
She Is Bringing Glamour And Femininity Into The Electronic Music World
Glamour and feminity are at no shortage in Bella's recent work Deja Vu - seeing her wake up in a vintage black Mustang in a tulle Giambattista Valli x H&M gown with blue feathered heels.