Keeping in line with the status quo has never been something of priority to pop-rock goddess AZRA. Invigorated by an unshakeable boldness, empowering angst, and life-long affinity for performance, AZRA has learned the importance of never backing down regardless of what society deems acceptable. Breaking through the barriers of complacency and uniformity has allowed this powerhouse to embrace her crown, unapologetically. She immigrated to San Jose, CA with her family at 9 years old, and did whatever it took to overcome the hardships that came with having to rediscover oneself after a life-altering change. AZRA now seeks to empower others to fearlessly follow their dreams in spite of their hardships.
The South Korean-born, Bay area-raised, now multidisciplinary Los Angeles based independent artist is making waves with more than just her music. As an accomplished author (The Cupcake Theory), motivational speaker, dancer, model, and musician, AZRA has effectively established herself as a formidable force in the entertainment industry with a promise that any artistic expression she shares with the world will have substance, depth, and purpose behind them to uplift others along their life's journey.
She shares her story through her signature Substance Pop sound - an entirely new genre of music that channels cathartic power pop, rock, dance, and metal influences with heavy 808 beats to electrify your entire body. AZRA was diagnosed with glaucoma and temporarily lost sight in her right eye at age 19; she found herself face to face with a life-changing illness that led her to begin a journey of self-acceptance and finding the deeper meanings of life, thus inspiring the Substance Pop genre. Expect to be bewitched by epic, soulful vocals, contagiously empowering lyrics, and insane hooks that will move you to strut through life with unapologetic confidence.
This whirlwind of a feeling is AZRA telling you to follow your passion and create your own show. She believes that “the world is your stage for anything you can imagine is possible.”
Suddenly, you have been transported to the 6th Dimension, an uninhibited paradise for misfits where anything is possible, where you can be whoever you want to be, and go after whatever dreams you have; a world of AZRA’s own creation. During all of AZRA’s live performances, fans are brought along to the 6th Dimension where they can live up to their innermost desires, become the hero or goddess of their dreams, and channel invaluable feelings of freedom and positivity unscathed by the world’s projections of self-doubt.
Dive head first into the confidence boost and hold onto it, you will become the best and most real version of yourself because of it. Through her music and work with AAPI and women-focused cause organizations such as AAPI Youth Rising and Project Glimmer, AZRA’s mission is clear: empower and uplift others, grasp the premonition given, and live your life to the fullest to fulfill the prophecy set forward by AZRA and the 6th dimension. Find out more about AZRA's mission here. Listeners can get a taste of the 6th Dimension on AZRA’s first release of 2023, “ALL OUT,” that has since found itself on the renowned LA based alternative radio station, The World Famous KROQ, or her most recent singles “i wish you would cry” and “Bring Me The Crown.” "ALL OUT" was also featured in the prominent Korean American Newspaper - Korea Daily. AZRA also debuted on the KBS America and KBS TV Network show K-People in an interview highlighting her song and career in May 2023 during the Asian American Heritage Month. Ahead of her summer EP coming soon, AZRA has continued to receive recognition from music tastemakers, most importantly her growing fans: Azradeities, along with legendary venues like Hotel Cafe where her EP release celebration will be held late July.