"She legitimately left us beaming with a smile and a sense of hope for the future."
-We Write About Music
"...she is a music artist whose potential runs big in the scope of the global platform of pop music."
-The Magazine Plus
"This song’s summer sonics and potent lyrics create a listening experience that is the best of both worlds: an accessible track that is also an irresistible addition to your summer playlist."
"... our conversation with Vanalika was magical and really made us giddy as we continue to listen and look forward to what’s on the horizon for this beyond talented artist."
-We Write About Music
"...there’s something really intriguing about Vanalika’s sound. It has a timeless quality to it."
"Her music has a remarkable capacity to fill listeners with joyful energy.’"
Indie R&B singer/songwriter Vanalika Shan’s open-hearted sound is the result of years of immersing herself in diverse cultures around the globe. The Indian-born artist has studied music in the United States, Australia, and India, drawing freely from American pop, Indian classical, and musical theatre to create an irresistible sound all her own.
The name Vanalika means sunflower, which is fitting for an artist with such a bright, uplifting sound. Vanalika’s musical journey started when she was just 3 years old, shortly after moving to the United States with her family. She started out singing in her school choir and within a few short years, she was performing at the Sydney Opera House, performing with legendary Indian artists, and starring in top-quality musical theatre productions. She would go on to perform at iHeart Radio’s Jingle Ball at the American Airlines Center, the House of Blues, Gas Monkey Live, and several TV talk shows including Drew Pearson Live.
As she came of age, Vanalika shifted her focus to writing her own songs. Drawing inspiration from her years of world traveling, her songs display a rare gift for uniting listeners with positive energy.
“I want to brighten the world with my music,” she explains. “One sunflower at a time.”
Vanalika Shan has accomplished a lot in her young career, and her story is just getting started. With heartwarming songs and an irresistible persona, she is destined to find a place in the hearts of music fans from every corner of the globe.
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