Pænda, officially known as Gabriela Horn, is an Austrian singer. She was born in Deutschlandberg, Styria. Gabriela started singing in a choir in her home town at the age of six.
At fourteen, she began songwriting and singing in various pop rock bands. She took guitar and piano lessons at age 20 and studied pop and jazz music at the Vienna Music Institute, where she graduated with honors in 2013.
Her first single “Waves”, released in late 2016, attracted some attention and was played on several Austrian radio stations. A year later, in January 2018, the second single “Good Girl “was released, soon followed by her debut album “Evolution I”. The album was received positively by the Austrian media. Her third single “Paper-thin” was released in early May 2018.
In April 2019 she released her second album Evolution II. The single releases “Like a Domino”, “So Loud” and “Filler” followed later that year. She also went on a club tour in Europe.
In April 2020, the single “Best of It” was released in collaboration with G X G. Two more singles followed in July and September. The Single “Friend Zone was” released in October, “My Heart” in November. In the same month she released her first EP “My Heart”.
At the beginning of February 2021 she released the single “Lovers we know”, which is the first single from her second EP “My Issues”. That EP was released later in 2021. In 2022 she also released several singles, among others “Your song”, a collaboration with N-Chased and Tony Vida.