Jewelia writes, produces and performs a mixture of nostalgia-infused indie pop and piano-powered fairy-tales. With influences from Kate Bush and Tori Amos to Lana del Rey, MARINA, ALLIE X or Billie Eilish, her music stays within the realms of pop, while exploring different facets of it with different releases. Her latest project "Little Wins" mixes 90's and early 00's influences with a modern edge.
Jewelia’s music has received repeated support from BBC Upload, with seven songs and an interview played on the show by Leo Ulph, and from BBC Introducing, with her song "Second Best" (also included in "Little Wins") chosen as Abbie McCarthy's Recommendation of the Week. Jewelia's music was also played on BBC Radio Nottingham, BBC Introducing Three Counties, Eagle Radio, Amazing Radio and Cambridge 105, among others. Her debut album 'City of My Mind' was in top three albums of the year on Cam FM Breakthrough in 2019.
Jewelia’s song ‘Aquarium’ received national radio airplay on National FM and Europa FM in Romania after it was chosen as the official soundtrack of the award-winning mini-series, ’13 Shades of Romanian’, which aired on Romanian television and was screened at prestigious film festivals in London, Rome and Los Angeles.
To date, Jewelia has successfully crowdfunded three records. Her debut album, ‘City of my Mind’, released in 2018, "This Love Song is Better Left Unsung" EP released in 2019, and the brand new "Little Wins" which raised over $10 000 from fans in summer 2023. The new album is due for release on April 19th, and will be available on CD, vinyl and cassette.
Throughout 2020, Jewelia also wrote, recorded and shared with her fans a song on the 20th of each month as part of #Project2020. Some of these songs were later released as singles.
Jewelia has been growing a strong online presence and has over 1.5 million total YouTube views on her channel, 1.2 million streams on Spotify and consistently reaches over 10 000 monthly listeners on Spotify. Her songs have been placed in official playlists such as New Music Friday UK and New Music Friday Romania, Chill Pop Hits, Viral Hits and Autumn Chill on Spotify, Rising Pop on Tidal and New in Alternative or New Music Daily on Apple Music.
Jewelia is based in London, but originally hails from Bucharest, Romania. She used to study Law School in Bucharest before ditching the Law in favour of Music, and moving to the UK. She has a degree in Creative Music Technology from University of Surrey and a Masters degree in Audio engineering. Jewelia writes and produces all of her songs.