Inspired by sources as diverse as Queen Latifah, Evanescence, and Sarah McLachlan, among others, singer/songwriter Krista was raised in Brooklyn by her father and grandmother after her parents separated when she was four years old. As a teenager, she sought refuge by writing diaries and poetry and would eventually drop out of high school at 16 to pursue musical aspirations. Three years later, she met the producer Camus at a Suicide City show; he would become Krista's mentor and work on refining her sound. The partnership would eventually lead to her being signed by Clive Davis, as well as the release of her debut album and an appearance at Lollapalooza, both in 2008. ~ Katherine Fulton, Rovi