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Anna Renae's Debut Release Weaves Musical Stories Inspired By Life's Complexities
Anna Renae is a pop/folk singer-songwriter, weaving musical stories inspired by life’s complexities. Having roots in Lancashire and Northumberland, Anna graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2017 with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Popular Music. She now lives in Hampshire, where her musical career has begun to bloom.
Her debut album ‘Skin’ was released on 20th March 2020 and features songs Anna had written between the ages of 13 and 21 years of age, telling stories that encapsulate many aspects of her teenage and early adult life. The album has received wonderful reviews and has attained radio play around the world, including multiple plays on BBC Introducing, and many of the shows on the worldwide platform, Blues & Roots Radio. Songs from the album have also gained acclaim in songwriting contests. Anna was a winning finalist in Session 1 of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest 2020, with her song 'Loving You Silently' in the Folk category.
Anna's songs in her early years of writing started out with very basic song lines and guitar strumming accompaniment, for this, her debut release, she revisited them, added harmonies and layers, giving the songs lift and new life. She has progressed impressively, compiling some complex and interesting songs for the listener.
Worth mentioning are two tracks, firstly,'The Soldier', which is the first song Anna had ever written when she was only 13 years old, and 'Loving You Silently', written for a classical string quartet and vocals when she was in her third year of university, the two tracks span her teenage years. Anna wanted to record the songs so that they were out into the world, and had no real expectation of how they would be received, she has been taken aback by the reaction from the media and public, receiving worldwide airplay and gaining fans all over the world. Anna already has a new EP recorded waiting for a release after the pandemic is over, hopefully at the end of this year or early 2021.
Anna's catalogue of early songs seems endless, 'Skin' is an extremely well crafted and produced release for one so young, we look forward with great anticipation of what is to come.
The album is available on all major platforms and you can visit and follow Anna at the links