Isa Ansin, known professionally as "chrysalis," is a Boston-based singer-songwriter currently attending Berklee College of Music. Heavily influenced by artists they grew up listening to such as Joni Mitchell and Simon & Garfunkel as well as contemporaries like Field Medic, Indigo de Souza, and Adrianne Lenker, chrysalis fuses together a unique blend of indie pop and folk while occasionally adding elements of rock and soul to their sound. They strive to integrate their love for music with their passion for the liberation of oppressed peoples by writing about their life and making an effort to predominantly work with artists who are BIPOC and/or queer.
Despite having been writing music for two years, chrysalis has had major success in their career so far. In November of 2021, they opened for VÉRITÉ alongside Kat Cunning in Boston, where they had their first gig at Brighton Music Hall. They were then asked to open again for VÉRITÉ, getting moved up to the second opening spot and having their New York City debut in The Bowery Ballroom. Since then, chrysalis has been playing shows in Boston through the DIY house show scene as well as local bars and regularly busking at Faneuil Hall. chrysalis has also found success via Tiktok, accumulating over 80,000 followers and 2.2 million likes through their original music, covers of popular songs, and videos surrounding queer culture.
Aside from music, chrysalis loves to patchwork and paint clothing as well as spend time with their friends and their cat, Joni. Find their patchwork here: @shirts4mutualaid :)