Inspired by artists such as Mariah Carey, Regina Belle, Aretha Franklin, Prince, and Chaka Kahn, up and coming Los Angeles singer Dasha is working to write a new chapter in the history of R&B music with her brand of soulful music. Currently hard at work completing her debut album, The Howard Roark project, set to release this fall, she’s been slaying stages — and TV appearances — all in preparation for the world to experience her vision. The anti-auto-tune vocalist represents pure talent, the kind we don’t often get the pleasure of experiencing in today’s music industry, which is more commercially — and motivated — than ever before driven.

Get familiar with Dasha, and check for her project, which should be available everywhere this October.