somegirlnamedanna SHARES NEW SINGLE “kitchen table”
After introducing herself in March, somegirlnamedanna opens up about her childhood on the new single “kitchen table.”
Get it HERE via LAVA/Republic Records.
About the song, she shared, “The kitchen table growing up is where so many important moments happened—talking with my family about anything from how my day was to some of the most defining moments of my life. The sense of connection and support I needed all happened when we were sitting there together. For me, that kitchen table reminds me of the people I love and where I came from, and it holds so many memories that I look back on.”
Be on the lookout for the official “kitchen table” music video to arrive on May 14.
Six weeks ago, somegirlnamedanna quietly introduced herself with an unmistakable choir of vocal loops on “hello i am.” It has already exceeded over half a million streams globally, and she recently shared the official visualizer. MTV selected her as the first artist to be featured on its MTV Push: FIRST series, which will focus its global spotlight on a curated selection of exceptional new artists just embarking on the start of their careers. The series will also include custom artist-focused short-form content that will feature the artist across all MTV platforms.
Thus far, she has attracted widespread tastemaker praise. OnesToWatch described “hello i am” as “an introduction we will not be forgetting any time soon.” Meanwhile, The Line of Best Fit commented, “With a vocal personality that recalls the early work of Lorde or Imogen Heap, the song is wound round a captivating loop.” Idolator proclaimed it, “Short and sweet, the 1:47 minute song is a literal calling card.”
Let’s make this clear. somegirlnamedanna is not a brand. It is not an image. It is not an alter ego. Instead, it is the story of Anna, “a girl with a name like all of us are.” Born and raised in a remote area of Minnesota, her imagination flourished without television or social media. An antique grand piano in the living room called to her as she repeated melodies and jingles from the radio by ear as a young child. While painting in the kitchen, mom played classics by Tracy Chapman, Joni Mitchell, and Tori Amos fueling her daughter’s love for music and the arts, in general. At the same time, she developed a knack for poetry and writing short stories at school, combining the two in songwriting eventually. Balancing college and bartending four nights a week, she spent countless hours in the studio writing and recording demos as well as developing her voice. After one listen to these early demos, LAVA Founder Jason Flom personally signed her in 2019. That brings us to her debut single “hello i am” available everywhere.