Having a famous parent can sometimes be as detrimental as it can be beneficial – take Lil Romeo for example. It’s when the child of a celebrity takes what their parent did as a stepping stone rather than something to completely lean on that they will find their own success. Stella Santana could quite possibly be the quintessential example of this idea. Nothing about her music sounds like her father (if you haven’t put two and two together yet, her dad is none other than music legend Carlos Santana), and that’s probably a good thing. They do have one thing in common though, and that’s their ability to capture emotion within their music. Today, Stella released a soulful rendition of Drake‘s Hotline Bling and truly did the song justice while also being able to make it sound like her own.
Thank you to Pigeons and Planes for the discovery. Stream Stella Santana‘s cover of Hotline Bling above.