Let's Talk!

Katja Glieson


Rachel Rossen


Australian born recording artist Katja Glieson first gained recognition for singing and rapping as ‘Elsa’ in the hugely popular viral video ‘Princess Rap Battle’, which has had over 245 million views on YouTube.

Katja's most successful release is an urban/pop crossover entitled ‘Come Thru’, or as she describes the track: “Aussie girl boss demands attention and respect in throwback urban glam record”, which has had over 5 million streams across services. The single was featured on the Billboard Bubbling Under R&B Chart at #3.

Other releases also include the emotional 'I Would Kill’, ‘The Ones Like Me’, the Halloween themed ‘PICKY’, ‘Midnight’, ‘Me Then U’, which was featured in a Nordstrom campaign & the iconic ‘Ride the Wave’, which was released exclusively via a partnership with Shazam & reached #40 on the iTunes charts.

Katja’s inspiring song “Shooting Star” became the official anthem for The Doctors Hospital of America. Bringing her all around the United States advocating for women's rights in domestic violence safe houses, health and wellbeing programs for obesity and eating disorders and headlining for The Doctors Hospital Run for Cancer.

Katja’s personal story of perseverance through adversity, abuse and poverty inspires her dedicated fans; on the surface, Katja is what appears to be an ideal stereotype. Yet one moment in her world, Katja relates so effortlessly through her dark humor, deep sadness, passion, compassion, and resilience that she has achieved only by being willing to be open and vulnerable.

Katja's authenticity and energy at her live shows inspires new & current fans alike to connect with her story and her music. Katja sings live & dances, speaking genuinely to the crowd from her heart. She has toured all over Australia and the USA and speaks out on various topics relevant to the audience, including equal rights, anti-bullying, abuse, self esteem, childhood trauma, wellness & LGBTQ+ rights.

Press Releases

08.05.22//Katja Glieson Channels Marilyn Monroe in New Single “Starseed”

Katja Glieson Channels Marilyn Monroe in New Single “Starseed”

Los Angeles, CA — Fast-rising pop singer Katja Glieson has released her newest single, “Starseed,” alongside the accompanying music video, “Diamonds.” The imaginative new track, inspired by the life of Marilyn Monroe, shares the story of a woman involved in an affair that ends up having catastrophic consequences for her. “Starseed” is now available on streaming platforms worldwide.

A sultry jazz ballad, “Starseed” finds Katja faced with the difficult decision of whether or not she should leave the man she loves, despite knowing he’ll never fully reciprocate those feelings and they may never be together. The track’s sparse instrumentation enables Katja’s vocals to work as “Starseed”s centerpiece. In the music video, this unreciprocated love is escalated even further. Katja, dressed as Marilyn, is confronted by her lover as he threatens her to get her little red diary, which contains all the evidence she has against him. The confrontation between the two eventually erupts into a physical altercation, with Katja at one point being pinned down to the floor and threatened by the man she loves. A heartbreaking tale of deadly romance that explores the conspiracies surrounding the death of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe, the music video demonstrates Katja’s artistry fully realized and leaves the door open as to what she’ll do next to further her artistic creativity. "Starseed" and "Diamonds" have already won awards, including Best Song at LAFA.

Born in Australia, Katja Glieson first garnered media attention for singing and rapping in the viral “Princess Rap Battles” as “Elsa.” Since then, Katja has gone on to release a number of singles, including the hit “Come Thru,” which peaked at #3 on the Billboard Bubbling Under R&B Charts, as well as recent singles “Better View” and “California Dream.” Katja’s personal experiences with abuse, poverty, and her willingness to be open about these experiences have resonated with fans worldwide, and she ensures that openness follows her as she tours across Australia and the United States.

“Starseed” by Katja Glieson is available now on all streaming platforms worldwide. The accompanying music video can be viewed on YouTube. To follow along with Katja on her musical journey, follow her on Instagram @KatjaGlieson.

06.24.22//Katja Glieson Dazzles With New Single “California Dream”

Katja Glieson Dazzles With New Single “California Dream”

Los Angeles, CA  – Pop singer-songwriter and content creator Katja Glieson has released her new single and music video, “California Dream.” The track contrasts the glamorous expectation of the “California dream” with the reality of finding a way to make it under the bright lights. “California Dream” is available to download and stream on digital platforms worldwide.

“California Dream” follows themes of vulnerability and honesty about stereotypes and societal expectations found in Katja Glieson’s previously-released singles. The song, however, focuses more on the expectations of success than expectations of love. The music video emphasizes that contrast as it sets the tone of bright, fun California against the reality of glamour and style. Glieson, who wrote the song and directed the music video herself, describes “California Dream'' as a manifestation of her mantra: “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” After realizing the reality of the California lifestyle was not what it seemed, she finds what she’s really looking for in both the shine and cracks of life. Through the track’s upbeat tempo that gets listeners moving and dancing, she acknowledges that expectations can change to determine what true fulfillment looks like. Glieson credits the narrative to her inner journey of growth in her music and content creation, especially after moving from Australia to Los Angeles.

For Katja Glieson, born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, creating music and content has always been about sharing her story. She’s committed to inspiring others through the life of strength and resilience that she has achieved through her openness to being vulnerable. “I am dedicated to being a person who brings joy and light into the world,” Glieson explains. “In an industry of instant gratification, it’s important to hold creativity and storytelling.” Her music is shimmering pop, with lyrics that tell each story with unembellished vulnerability. Inspired by the honest lyrics of Carlos Santana and the diversified talents of artists like Lady Gaga and Judy Garland, Glieson shares her creativity through both music and online content creation outside of the music industry. Glieson first gained recognition for singing and acting in the popular viral video “Princess Rap Battle,” and has gone on to become a finalist for TikToker of the Year in the 2019 Shorty Awards.

Katja Glieson is an expressive singer-songwriter who showcases her authenticity through the storytelling of her music and content. Her new single “California Dream” offers an honest critique of the expectation of life under the shining lights and presents her maturity as a musician while still displaying the fun attitude that captured her younger fan base in her comedic skits. The music video for “California Dream” is available on YouTube, and the single can be streamed on digital music platforms worldwide. To stay up to date on Katja Glieson’s adventures in both music and content creation, visit KatjaGlieson.com and follow her on Instagram and TikTok at @KatjaGlieson.

05.06.22//Katja Glieson Releases New Single and Music Video, “Better View”

Katja Glieson Releases New Single and Music Video, “Better View”


Los Angeles, CA — Pop singer-songwriter and creator, Katja Glieson, has released her new single and music video, “Better View.” The track reflects the dilemma of battling a romance in reality, to discovering a fantasy free from one-dimensional perspectives. “Better View” is available to download and stream on digital platforms worldwide.

“Better View” follows Katja Glieson’s previously released singles with themes of resisting the impulse to fall into unrequited love. This track, however, features more of the artist’s storytelling ability. The music video, directed by Glieson herself, is described by Glieson as “Romeo and Juliet in space,” and depicts the artist aboard a spaceship with her lover. After facing obstacles with a long-time lover, she makes the impetuous decision to quickly shut the door on the relationship before any contemplation on a resolution. It takes the effort of being away to realize an alternative perspective in building empathy. Glieson credits her storytelling to expanding her appreciation of the high joys in life, particularly in an industry of gratifications.

Katja Glieson, born and raised in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, has always looked to the deepest parts of her soul for musical inspiration. She is committed to writing lyrics to express her story of years struggling with bullying, obesity, and abuse. “A lot of my ideas are based on a version of reality — a reality that I have myself lived or observed,” Glieson reflects. “I want people to feel like they can relate to my stories.” Her music is seen to be brutally honest, progressive, shimmer-pop. Inspired by a wide range of tuneful vocal styles from the likes of Lady Gaga to Bette Midler, Glieson integrates her art to create engaging, innovative content outside of the music industry. A digital creator on multiple platforms with millions of followers, Glieson was a finalist for TikToker of the Year in the fan-voted Shorty Awards.

Katja Glieson is an authentic singer-songwriter with a passion for vividly expressing her emotions through storytelling. Her single “Better View” eloquently displays the energy that she has continually used to gain traction with younger audiences in skits and smoothly transitions to her dream of elevating her creativity in music. The music video for “Better View” is available to view on YouTube, while the single can be streamed on digital music platforms worldwide. Be sure to check out Katja Glieson on Instagram and TikTok @katjaglieson to stay up to date with her thrilling journey ahead.