Meet Priscilla Liang, aka Priska, a Taiwanese American singer-songwriter based in LA. She has been singing since the age of 4, and in 2010, competed in a Taiwanese music competition where she placed 2nd among US competitors. Priska is one of newest additions to the Akufuncture family.
We had the opportunity to meet with her during one of the Akufuncture OSMOSIS showcase series hosted at the Factory Tea Bar in Alhambra, CA. She sat down to talk with us about her life and career in music. She’s a 2nd generation Taiwanese American who grew up in and around the LA area who is very proud of her heritage.
Check out our interview and showcase footage:
Priscilla Liang was born the oldest of three children into a tight knit Taiwanese family in southern California. When she was young, her parents cultivated a creative environment at home for her and her sisters. During her adolescent years, she was bullied in school, but was able to find solace and comfort in music. Over time, she found strength in her ability to express herself through song.
Known as “Priska” by her friends and fans, she began writing music after being inspired by artists like Tristan Prettyman and Sara Bareilles. She says, “They taught me how complex a simple song can be. So the first few songs I wrote were incredibly simple but very expressive and honest and are still some of my favorite to perform to date.” Over the past few years, her style has continued to evolve but one thing has stayed constant – her need to express herself through beautiful music.
We hope you enjoy this talented and spirited new young artist. We think she’s great!