About Willa...

Published on 20 June 2022 at 20:11

Willa Cipolla, from Bowling Green, KY, is an up and coming songwriter, guitarist, singer, and producer. She has been songwriting, performing, playing guitar, and singing since the age of 6, and began writing and learning to produce music more seriously in college. Studying both music and psychology inspired her to start writing and releasing music to the public, in hopes that it could offer comfort and peace of mind to those who need a shoulder to lean on.

While attending Centre College, she spent a great deal of time learning how to improve herself as a musician and producer, later resulting in her writing and producing the entirety of her debut album, "Out of Your Mind" (with the guidance of her mentors). She  conducted a study to learn about "Acceptance and Commitment Therapy," later using her findings to inspire the content of this debut album. Her passion for psychology and music has inspired her to use music as a way to heal people and help them find a sense of peace of mind, as well as a better understanding of themselves and the way they relate to the world around them. 


Her music has significant depth and complexity, with genre-defying songs that are extremely engaging and multi-faceted. The soundscapes that she creates guide listeners into a new, ethereal and entrancing realm. Her music encapsulates elements of psychedelic rock (largely inspired by The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, and The Grateful Dead), elements of classical/opera music (studied in college), folk/country instruments & storytelling (she was in a folk band for 4 years), jazz traditions and improvisation (inspired by her father who is a professional musician and is featured on her debut album in two songs), combining styles of standards/older music (such as Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, Claude Debussy, etc.) with a more contemporary R&B style (such as Amy Winehouse, Frank Ocean, FKJ, Rex Orange County, etc.). She plans to continue creating new styles of music, and ways to use music to help people relate to one another, open themselves up to new ideas, perspectives, and ways to understand the mind.