bellamia is a singer/songwriter and daydreamer who grew up deep in LA’s artistic pocket of Highland Park. A secret gem of Hollywood Adolescence and classic diamond-in-the-rough tale, bellamia pulls inspiration from some eclectic musicians and filmmakers to showcase her own world as a teenager maneuvering through the smoking mirrors that show biz presents aspiring talents. She inherited her imaginative, poetic spirit from her musical father and naturally fell into her vocation with a desire to create and interpret her reality.
“Sixteen Candles” is a song about the bittersweet feeling of growing into adulthood. This captivating, lo-fi pop track leans heavily into a dreamy soundscape with an ethereal production and shimmering instrumentals. bellamia laments exiting her adolescence in an airy tone. As the song enters the chorus, layered vocals and collapsing synths create a multi-dimensional atmosphere. The lyrics recall the beauty of being sixteen while also revealing the complexities of growing up in a famous town where everyone is beautiful. The synth-pop production balances out the strong, emotive vocals as bellamia reflects on entering adulthood throughout the track.