Indie-pop singer-songwriter Anna Shoemaker released her new single, “Sick!,” out on +1 Records. “Sick!” is Anna’s first offering as she breaks out of the bedroom pop world into a more mature and intentional sound.
Getting Personal on “Sick!”
“Sick!” features glistening synths and hazy guitar riffs that lay the foundation for Anna’s distinctive vocals; to deliver heart-wrenching lines that capture the feeling of late-night overthinking: “I’ve been feeling sentimental crying in the bathroom. I could get my sh*t together but I just don’t want to. Is it sick I like missing you?”
Anna started writing “Sick!” in her apartment at the height of the pandemic. During this time of solitude, reflection, and excessive overthinking, writing and producing “Sick!” was a diaristic exercise for Anna as she traversed the end of a toxic relationship. “‘Sick!’ is about missing that adrenaline rush a toxic relationship brings you and how it can be mistaken for missing the person,” she says. The final version of the track was co-produced by Anna Shoemaker and Khaya Cohen (AAM); with additional instrumentation from Middle Part.
Get to Know Anna Shoemaker!
Anna Shoemaker is a Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and producer. Combining alt-leaning production with intoxicating pop melodies and notably honest lyricism; her songs capture the turmoil, charm, and introspection of young adulthood. She has become quite the indie-pop darling over the years, landing support from numerous Spotify and Apple Music playlists. Also, write-ups from tastemakers like Refinery29, Billboard, LADYGUNN, and American Songwriter.
Originally hailing from Philadelphia; Anna first made her mark by releasing a viral mashup of Kendrick Lamar’s “B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe” and Chance the Rapper’s “Cocoa Butter Kisses” right from her bedroom floor. She has released 2 EPs since – East Side (2018) and Everything Is Embarrassing (2020) – as well as a handful of standout singles. Anna is now preparing to release her debut album in early 2022 via +1 Records.
Anna will be headlining The Sultan Room in New York on September 30th. Tickets are available to purchase here.
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