Chicago-born, Jersey-raised, NYC-based.
Nola Wren is the stage name of singer-songwriter, producer, and visual artist Kara Renee Francavillo.
"The purveyor of poignant, brutally honest lyrics over catchy, dark-tinged electronic pop... [and] characteristic commanding vocals that sit somewhere between the sacred and the profane — variously light and breathy, and heavy and abrasive, riddled with virtue and blessed with vice." (Vehlinngo)
"A talented songwriter gifted with an expressive alto (vaguely reminiscent of Kate Bush), Nola in just over one year reinvented her sound, transitioning from her from early folk recording to a new synth-pop "phase" that is resonating with many fans. Her natural sense for style is only helping the cause." (The Deli Magazine)
"...a treat for the ears... unabashed pop [sic] that holds no pretence, injecting at the same time a particular marginal attitude – an essence, at least, of punk (perhaps) – into the music at the same time..." (YES/NO)