SOMEGIRLNAMEDANNA SHARES NEW SINGLE “KITCHEN TABLE”
08 MAY 2020 (TORONTO) – After introducing herself in March, somegirlnamedanna opens up about her childhood on the new single “kitchen table.”
Listen to it HERE via LAVA/Republic Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.
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.
ABOUT LAVA RECORDS
Lava Records is an artist-first label that offers the best of all worlds: the attention and commitment of an indie and the global reach and capabilities of the world's largest music company through its partnership with Republic/Universal. Originally founded in 1995 by Jason Flom, Lava has been the home to many multi-platinum superstars, Grammy winners, and critical darlings. With a proud heritage and eyes fixed on the future, the label is now home to phenomenal artists including Greta Van Fleet, Hero the Band, Jessie J, and Lorde.
ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Tïesto and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, Monkeywrench, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains long-standing strategic alliances with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Karol G) and Hollywood Records (Zendaya). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse), Lionsgate (Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films during 2017 in order to produce movies and series powered by the label's catalog and artists. Its first production is the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.