The daughter of a German architect mother and African American father, Aja has had her heart set on a musical career since her parents decided to name her after the Steely Dan song they heard on a restaurant sound system. 22 year old Aja is a talented singer/ songwriter in the Alanis Morrissette tradition and is just as good as her and Michelle Branch of the same style,Among the contributing musicians are: A Perfect Circle drummer Josh Freese, Edna Swap bassist Paul Bushnell, Wallflowers keyboardist Rami Jaffee and Extasy label head and Japanese rock superstar Yoshiki who plays guitar on one track. The last song of the album "Candy cane" is a real goodie with some wonderful strings and "Help me" is a flirt with Tori Amos,music for a nice walk in the park on a sunny sunday afternoon. She doesn?t have the same charisma as Alanis and not the same hits as Michelle Branch,but music is not only about getting hits thank god......just listen to "Wearing maybelline" and understand that she should stand next to the Vanessa Carlton record in your collection. Maybe it?s wrong of me to compare Aja to Alanis,I think a more correct comparison would be Macy Gray meeting Kate Bush.Don?t expect a masterpiece but expect a solid work of pianobased pop!