Ansonia is a Boston-based duo pushing the boundaries of electronic pop. Charlie Henry is the duo’s lead singer, controllerist, lyricist, co-songwriter, and producer. She is mainly influenced by the pop groups of today that humanize electronic music such as Sylvan Esso, Sigrid, and Lorde. Her vocals are smooth and powerful, with a tone that takes advantage of the lyrics’ heavy emotional content. Ryan Bale is the duo’s lead guitarist and co-songwriter. With influences ranging from Led Zeppelin to Queens of the Stone Age, Ryan adds a strong element of grit and edge to Ansonia’s sound. The combination of Charlie and Ryan’s influences and writing styles result in a sonically rich juxtaposition of electronic instrumentation, smooth vocals, and rock guitar.
Ansonia’s audience members can expect an emotionally engaging live show where the audience is free to think, feel, and dance. Charlie and Ryan both bring a great deal of energy to the stage that they hope to spread to everyone in the room. With lyrics that focus on mental health and strained relations, Ansonia’s goal is make sure that people know they aren’t alone. There are others out there who have gone through these hardships and made it through. That doesn’t mean you can’t dance and smile while singing about it.