Some girl named Anna knows how to make a first impression.
The newcomer, who goes by the artist name somegirlnamedanna, delivers a concise yet compelling introduction to her music with her debut single, "hello i am." Just under 2 minutes in length, the track is a multi-layered choir of her vocals without any instrumentation that's pop of the purest kind.
I loved it the moment I heard it. "hello i am" has a quirky and self-assured essence that reminds me of Imogen Heap. It's fresh, and it's different - it's somegirlnamedanna.
Hailing from rural Minnesota, Anna grew up without television or social media. Instead, she spent time listening to music by artists like Tracey Chapman and Joni Mitchell who helped shape her musical point of view. Anna also found comfort in writing, both poetry and short stories.
Anna was signed to LAVA Records by Jason Flom who also first signed artists like Lorde, Katy Perry, and Jessie J.
Her forthcoming debut EP blends both her songwriting savvy and her love for telling stories. Titled "twenty-one, twenty-two," it represents a chapter from Anna's life that she hopes many listeners can connect with.
"The one thing I want people to take away at the end of the day, it's to remind them we are all human," Anna explains in a press release. "We all experience pain, happiness, angst, hurt, shame, and anxiety. I want anyone listening to know that I really want to connect with them and bring all of us together to start a conversation. "
Anna's one to watch.