Anna Belle

FRESH: ‘Until August’ – Anna Belle

Anna Belle dreams “Until August”

Anna Belle is a synthpop/R&B artist based in Nashville, TN. Often compared to artists like Kate Bush and Janet Jackson, her artist concept centers on creating all of her content independently including catchy songwriting, analog-esque production, exciting performances, and carefully conceptualized videos. Originally born in Music City, she moved to southwest Missouri as child and grew up teaching herself piano and audio recording.

During high school, she became fully involved in performing arts including choir, musical theatre, and solo work, subsequently moving back to Nashville and establishing music as the focus of her life. Anna Belle has completed a total of 900 commissioned recording projects and also hosts a music livestream show viewed daily by thousands internationally. In 2018, she was featured on the regionally syndicated late night show The Mystery Hour and performed at Playlist Live Orlando 2019. Last April, Anna Belle released her first EP entitled “The Past” along with a self-directed music video which now acts as her flagship demonstration of her artistry, retro, soft, and soulful. She is due to make her first national TV appearance with a major network this year.

She spoke to us recently about “Until August” and how the song came about: “After my university suddenly sent students home due to the pandemic, I wrote this song about being without my best friend until next semester. It took me three weeks to produce, record, and mix, and I made the cover art in my basement using a starter lighting kit and an old bed comforter. I’m in the process of making a fun music video too. It’s the track most characteristic of my artistry that I have put out so far, and I’m so excited for people to hear it”.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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