Watch List: Stanaj Asks 'Am I Wrong'
Set against the warm glow of a Los Angeles sunset, 20-year-old New York singer/songwriter Stanaj showcases the talent that won us over at first listen, the outstanding natural clarity and integrity of his smoothly appealing and soulfully infused vocal tone to the forefront as he gives an effortlessly emotive rendition of Nico & Vinz's 'Am I Wrong'. His obvious talent marking him out as an emerging artist on the rise, we recently teamed up with Creative Recreation and Nylon Magazine to organize Stanaj's first private show in Los Angeles, where he wowed the select crowd with his dulcet tones and charismatically engaging on-stage persona.
A young man in the process of channeling his creative energies into defining an artistic sensibility of his own, Stanaj draws on musical influences that he describes as 'a little bit of everyone...if I could take the 'King of Pop' - Michael Jackson - and take his stage-presence; if I took Justin Timberlake...all of his artistry outside of music; Whitney Houston...her voice was out of this world; and my favorite vocally would have to be Maxwell, he is one of my favorite male vocalists'. Performing since the age of six, including for Pope Benedict XVI and Dancing With The Stars, Stanaj says of the future, 'you can definitely expect a lot of fun stuff; I've been working with The Stereotypes, Da Internz (Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Neyo, Chris Brown) along with many other producers...they know what they are doing with me, they're brewing up some good music'.