Singer, rapper, and writer Dessa has made a career of bucking genres and defying expectations—her résumé as a musician includes performances at Lollapalooza and Glastonbury, co-compositions for a 100-voice choir, performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, and a top-200 entry on the Billboard charts for her newest album, Chime, which was listed by NPR as one of “2018’s most anticipated albums”. She contributed to the #1 album The Hamilton Mixtape; her track, “Congratulations,” has notched over 8 million streams. As a writer, she’s been published by The New York Times, broadcast by Minnesota Public Radio, and released her first hardcover collection, “My Own Devices”, with Dutton Books (Penguin Random House) last September. She’s been covered by Pitchfork, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal amongst others. The LA Times says Dessa “sounds like no one else.” All Songs Considered (NPR) calls her “a national treasure.” On the stage and on the page, her style is defined by a ferocity, wit, tenderness, and candor.