J Desja is an indie pop/electropop singer/songwriter/producer based out of Minneapolis, MN. Growing up in a small town in Wisconsin, there weren’t many opportunities for a girl with a dream to be a singer in a rock band so J Desja instead took to the next best thing, writing. She wrote novels and short stories, had her own blog, and expressed herself in the visual arts to keep her creative mind busy.
When a friend asked her to be in a band at the age of 25, she jumped on the opportunity. Faced with having to learn an instrument, J Desja chose the bass because she liked rhythm and its low end sound. That was when her dream to sing in a band was realized. Her passion for music brought out the writer inside of her and she began pouring her words into songs instead of novels and short stories.
J Desja’s new album, pink skies & ocean tides, is rich with warm, ambient synth sounds, gorgeous guitar melodies, buttery harmonies and ethereal, expressive vocals. J Desja puts her raw, vulnerable feelings into lyrical form, resonating to the hearts of the listeners. Her songs capture the feeling of gazing at the sunset sky over a turquoise blue ocean, contemplating life's journey and all the magical things to come.
J Desja is in another band named Below Canada, an indie rock band with a flair for folk. Their sound lives along the cool edges of the heartland but rocks hard like a summer day in Santa Fe. The element that threads the range of styles together is the use of familial, three-part harmony. They released their debut album in September of 2020 called The Wolf Will Be Waiting.