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‘ANNA balances modern musical production brute force with a melancholy streak and a groove she traces back to her Brazilian roots’ DJ Mag


‘ANNA is one of Brazil’s finest exports’ – MIXMAG

3 MARCH 2023 (TORONTO, ON) – Today, electronic producer & DJ ANNA announces her debut ambient electronic album Intentions, invites the listener on a journey of spiritual transformation through sound, out on May 19th via Mercury KX/Universal Music Canada. The album is a unique encounter where ANNA’s spiritual side and electronic music side become one.


ANNA also announces her signing to Mercury KX, joining awe-inspiring acts such as Ólafur Arnalds, Isobel Waller-Bridge and Erland Cooper. Mercury KX Label and A&R Manager Cerys Weetch comments “ANNA’s powerful story stopped us in our tracks. Another pandemic zoom, turned into a transformational experience and we had to work with her. She truly is a world-class composer, producer and musician and we’ve only scratched the surface of what artistry is yet to come”.


Alongside the announcements, the Brazilian-born, Lisbon-based DJ and producer shares the record’s first single "Receiving", a lulling and featherlight offering designed for surrendering to what is and welcoming what appears, featuring legendary ambient pioneer Laraaji.


Intentions’ is the result of ANNA’s self-realisation journey – opening her mind and forever altering her creative process and worldly outlook in the process, which sees her trading in her tougher, club-driven production for sound healing and ambient sensibilities. An immersive meditation experience, the album comes with a special listening guide written by ANNA, inviting the audience to set an intention for each track, which has been ordered and equipped with its own specific purpose on the album (see below).


Pre-order Intentions here / Listen to "Receiving" here


Speaking about the album, ANNA says “INTENTIONS captures the purest longing for the universal power of love. It’s borne out of a deep well of love that exists inside of me, and an enduring appreciation for all that we call ‘life’”.


Intentions is to be experienced as a journey for healing and growth. Recorded at ANNA’s own Anaweh Studio, the album is a melodic and expansive soundscape merging with sound healing techniques, dance-leaning beats, binaural beats and ANNA on flute & synth, channelling her emotions. It also includes collaborations with legendary ambient pioneer Laraaji, spiritual practitioner-musician and contemporary classical giant East Forest, but also remixes by London-based electronica and techno producer Max Cooper and Ivor Novello Award nominee and Grammy Award winner Jon Hopkins.


ANNA had long been interested in spirituality and utilised meditation as a tool for recentring for some time, however it had never been her main focus. These days, following the course as well as other forms of spiritual and meditative practice – including transcendental meditation, Vipassana training and shamanic energy healing training – she feels more free to create and to express real creativity, starting to experience things and music a little differently. ANNA discovered a passion for classical music and ambient after opening herself up to a more contemplative and love-filled way of life. In fact, her Intentions journey started with ANNA experimenting with sounds and frequencies to use as a tool in her meditations and contemplative moments. Using pianos and flutes; and sound healing techniques, she’d listen to these works – these soundscapes for self-realisation – while exploring the world. The outside world, of course (both touring and nature itself remain fruitful sources of inspiration) but also the inner. On “World Sleep Day” in 2022, ANNA joined Endel to create an AI-powered soundscape to help you calmly transition into deep sleep and also to help with anxiety. Titled ‘The Spring of Dreams’. It was an early indication of what was to come with ‘Intentions’.  


With a deep love for music from an early age, starting DJing at the age of fourteen while stretching back to the nightclub her father owned in the countryside outside São Paulo, today’s success has been two decades in the making. ANNA was – and remains – every bit the sought-after techno superstar. Acclaimed by leading dance music publications including DJ Mag, Beatportal and Mixmag, it’s no wonder that she has traversed her way into some of the world’s most esteemed clubs and festivals and the hearts of fans across the world. Also loved by her peers, she notably received an invitation to remix Martin Gore’s ‘Howler’ and collaborated with East Forest.

ANNA counts more than 48 million streams across all her catalogue on Spotify only. She has previously performed at Movement Detroit, Tomorrowland, DC10 and Coachella, but also stepped up for BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix and played a live-streamed set for Cercle viewed more than 3,6 million times. With her first ambient electronic album, ANNA is proving again that her music creativity has no limits.








About Mercury KX

Mercury KX, launched in 2017 as part of Universal Music Group/Decca Records, celebrates genre-defying, multi-disciplinary artists. Home to acclaimed composers and innovative musicians such as Ólafur Arnalds, Lambert and Isobel Waller-Bridge, the label prides itself on carefully curated audio-visual adventures. Their diverse roster creates unique sound-worlds that bridge electronic, modern-classical, cinematic, alternative and ambient genres. Find out more at:



Listening guide, by ANNA



In this moment, take a pause. Yield to the stillness that anchors your mind. Only this.

An interlude that asks nothing of you except to sit and breathe. Rest here, in your own





Go within; the place where magic dwells. Let this invitation wrap you up in presence and

provide a space for insight.


Set an intention to… slow down, take a pause, go within.



Let it go. Let it be. Let it arrive. Just like it’s meant to. Release the need to try, and allow whatever comes to flow in. Receiving the totality of your experience, without controlling it. No trying. No resisting. Only openness. Maybe you will encounter bliss or find deep resolution. Other times, nothing at all. Simply surrender; everything belongs here. This song will hold the space for you to receive. Trust it.


Set an intention to...surrender to what is and welcome what appears.



This is an offering for the universal power of Love. My intention is to channel the vibration of spirit through this collection of frequencies. God, energy, source, divinity; Oneness, whatever speaks to you. Every chord and loop echoing through the sky, the sea, the trees, your eyes. This song holds the frequency of connection, of remembrance, a portal that connects infinity with the self. You are everything. It’s all you. I hope you feel it. It is my deepest wish that this music helps you to remember the infinite love that you already are.


Set an intention to...lean into the vibration of spirit, to connect with that part of yourself that you share with the everything and everyone.



Life is in motion. But sometimes, stagnancy can stop us from being in flow. Let the frequencies in this track untether you from lower states; feel it washing away any heaviness that weighs you down. Head outside, look at the sky, feel the rain or wind on your skin. Place an intention in nature to let go of all that no longer serves you. Speak it internally or openly; your willingness to release any heaviness is enough. Let this music support your process.


Set an intention to...release all that no longer serves you.



By channelling these sound frequencies, my intention is to translate felt states of elevated emotion, of gratitude, joy and a connection to the divine, and expand that same frequency inside of you. Miracles are all around us; in the giant golden ball that floats in the sky, in the wind that blows across the desert; in a woman’s body carrying new life. I hope this music finds equal resonance inside you, and connects you to the deepest knowing: I see miracles everywhere. Open your heart to what already exists. Let the alchemy of this sound help you see, feel and bear witness.

Set an intention your eyes and heart to the miracles that exist within and beyond you.



I am forever inspired by the Inca principle of Ayni, which means “to be in right relationship” with self, with other, with the natural world around us. This track is a reminder: when we consciously seek to live in harmony and integrity, everything starts to align. To live in reciprocity with your heart, with your being, with your neighbours, you navigate the world lightly and peacefully, meeting its many ups and downs with grace. To be in your centre in this way, synchronicities rush in. Life carries you, even in the tough moments. You are held. Close your eyes and listen to the intention flowing through Ayni. Feel yourself being in a harmonious exchange with life.

Set an intention to...step into even greater affinity with self and other; life will flow.



What better excuse is there to celebrate, than to celebrate life itself? This track is a manifestation of joy, a call to dance across the landscape of your life, to acknowledge the events, experiences and relationships that nourish your soul. I love to celebrate everything, and music is a tool to go inward, to connect deeper to undiscovered parts of yourself. It is a vibrational gateway into a deep inner love that perhaps you didn’t know existed. Let love in. Let you in. Everything else will take care of itself.

Set an intention to… open up, let love in, and meet the infinite inside of you