Paulina Vo is an indie, R&B, pop/soul, singer, songwriter, and producer based in Brooklyn. Born in New Orleans to Vietnamese American immigrant parents, her family moved from state-to-state, spending most years in Orlando, Phoenix, and now Brooklyn. Paulina’s bi-cultural and bi-coastal upbringing have molded her sound into a cross-genre blend of harmonies, delayed guitars, and occasional 808’s. Currently, Paulina is writing, producing, and releasing collaborations and personal projects, as well as composing music for indie film and TV. She also plays at venues like Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, Pianos, and the Delancey in New York City.
Recently, she was selected as one of twelve sound creators selected as part of Splice’s Creator Class (2019), was a featured performer during the Mondo.NYC Music Festival and Tech Conference (2019), and participated in the coveted Judy Stakee Songwriting Retreat (2018). She’s also scored her first indie short documentary, “Please” (2018), received a nomination for “Best Original Song” at the Indie Series Awards (2018), and was a semifinalist in the Coffee Music Project (2017). In 2015, she shared discography with hip hop legend Talib Kweli as part of Colours of the Culture, on her work with the producer, Thanks Joey.
Her new single “Shades Down” available now on all major platforms. Vo quotes, “At points in my life, I let toxic people get close to me. I knew it was because I wanted to always look for the good in people, and found it difficult to listen to my red flags. But I finally got through to myself and decided I had to start listening.” Stay tuned for more of Paulina Vo in 2020!