Aana Xolo is a Canadian singer/songwriter of Pakistani descent. Growing up in Scarborough, Ontario, Aana Xolo grew fond of Hip Hop, Rap, R&B, and Indie music. Her natural love for learning different languages has inspired her to become an aspiring polyglot. She plans to combine even more languages to reach various audiences around the world. With a versatile palette of genres and vocal range, Aana has decided to kick start her music career with her debut single "Number Delete."
“Number Delete” is a hard-hitting hip-hop track with filthy lyricism and expert bars. It combines 4 languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Urdu), which sets Aana Xolo apart from other Canadian artists. Aana Xolo weaves through her confidence and contagious swagger and completely hypnotizes her listener. The ambient and infectious rhythm fuses perfectly with the catchy melody and backbeat. Not only does Aana Xolo effortless deliver bars but she showcases her powerhouse vocal range and tone. Aana Xolo does not give a f*ck about her haters or any so-called competition. She knows she’s the baddest chick in the game. Through her confident lyricism, she empowers women and that is admirable and important in today’s world. We love this track “Number Delete” and we’re bumping it on repeat! I highly recommend you do the same!
Check out “Number Delete” here and read more below in our exclusive interview.
Welcome to BuzzMusic! How long have you been involved in the music industry? How did you get started?
I have been writing poetry since 2005 (14 years old then), but I started to take my music career more seriously in 2016, realizing that music, songwriting, and singing are a crucial part of my life, as I am an artist at heart. While my corporate day job has been very fulfilling and a great learning experience, I find music far more fulfilling as part of my personal manifesto. I belong in the Entertainment industry, and I have pushed away all my fear and societal pressure (from a religious/cultural perspective) to aim to become a part of it now. Music started as a means of expression for me, and has become a crucial part of my life that I cannot overlook as a mere hobby.
We love you debut track “Number Delete”!! Can you tell us the meaning behind the lyrics and what you hope your fans take away from this song?
The message I am sharing with my fans through my track “Number Delete” is “Nothing to fear but fear itself”, a personal motto I came up with after I failed my first test ever in high school in twelfth grade (It was an Engineering course, and I was so afraid to go home and face my Dad that day, that I decided to stay at school in the playground instead, and as I reflected, the message came to me). I have used that motto ever since. The other most important take away from this song is, “Do not bother with people who are giving you negative energy, or putting you down in any way… the act of “Number Delete” (deleting a phone number) and moving on, is far easier than it looks, but it is a matter of courage, and overcoming the fear of uncertainty that comes with moving on.
From an artist perspective, what’s your favorite part of “Number Delete”? Why?
I love my verse on “Delete his number, Keep his Hummer….” because I wish I had an ex-boyfriend that I got vengeance on, by keeping his car and never tell him. That is the mischievous fun, actor side of me talking. In reality, I am far too responsible of a citizen to steal someone’s car, but I do think it would be extremely funny if someone did that.
Who are your musical influences that have contributed to your success?
50 Cent is actually my favorite rapper/influencer (as he is also a businessman in addition to being an expressive artist, and I mean, wow his body!?). Other musical influences: Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Lana Del Ray, Jay-Z, Biggie Smalls, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill,
Do you have any upcoming events or releases you’d like to tell our readers about?
I am releasing a new R n B Track called “K.I.S.S. Therapy”, sometime in September.K.I.S.S. Therapy is going to be quite different from this track, but that is who I am growing to become - a versatile artist.