Founded in 2017, Belladon's original lineup featured Heather Nation (Meadow), Aimee Jacobs (Strawberry Moons, Burning of Rome), Alex Bravo (Moans), Billy Petty (Fistfights With Wolves), and Anastasya Karol. They were nominated Best New Artist at the San Diego Music Awards.
A debut double EP, Dreaming/Dreading was tracked and mixed by Ben Moore at Singing Serpent. "We divided our songs into two categories to make our EP," says Aimee Jacobs. "One side is called Dreaming and the other Dreading. We all agreed that we could try to make the album sound like this smooth transition between moods, or we could bring out really dramatic shifts the band has gone through by separating the songs in a specific way." After the EP's release in January 2020, Anastasya Karol left the group.
The band released a new single called "Truths You Crave" in summer 2021. According to singer-keyboardist Aimee Jacobs, "We just finished filming a music video for it and now are in the editing process. Truths You Crave is a journey of discovering personal truth. We’ve all lost touch with our selves and betrayed inner beliefs for work, for relationships or just to emotionally and physically survive. Through the realization of such loss, we find ourselves desperately attempting to find our way back. Truths You Crave is a war zone of self doubt, criticism, and the pain one feels when you’ve made no place for your true self. This cognitive dissonance is represented in the composition and lyrical themes. Sections drastically change and the words seesaw between somber acceptance and aggressive rebellion. It’s a internal struggle to find oneself while trying to shut out the subliminal and forceful static, which society and media feed us. It’s an attempt to find individualistic reprieve, something under the surface of the body we can anchor to, something that will allow us to reach out to the grace of self we lost."