OC Teen Alisha Liston Creates Inspirational Pop to Help Cope with a Frustrating World

Alisha Liston is a 13-year old singer, songwriter, actress and aerialist who was born and raised in Southern California. During her tween years, Alisha found it challenging to find age-appropriate music she could relate to. This inspired her to start writing and releasing music that speaks to pre-teens and the challenges of that age group. To date, Alisha has co-written and released over a half a dozen singles, and, on August 27, 2021, she released her first EP titled, Beautiful Illusion.

Alisha’s main genre is pop; albeit, she will often incorporate elements from other genres such as: electronic, alternative rock, singer/songwriter, and musical theatre. Stylistically, Alisha loves painting pictures with vivid lyrics to enhance the emotional journey for her audience.

Her newly released EP “Beautiful Illusion” is a 7-track collection of songs varying from acoustic ballads to dance beats that together, tell a story of struggles that we all face. Those struggles are, in a sense, a beautiful illusion. They can be painful, yet are often the catalyst in our development. For a taste of the EP, check out “Whose Definition,” a fast-paced song that you will want to sing and dance to, about a very serious topic – unrealistic social and beauty standards that can lead to self-sabotaging and deadly behaviors.

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/track/4Aq2Bmdn5K19bRrM99CL41