Allow us to introduce you to somegirlnamedanna…
You have never met her—or anyone quite like her—but she could be your next door neighbor, your best friend, or your new favorite artist. Hailing from a small town in Minnesota, her family eschewed social media and television, so she learned how to write poetry, play piano, and compose songs. Now, she says, “hello i am” on her debut single today.
Get it HERE via LAVA/Republic Records.
somegirlnamedanna shares her story so far on “hello i am.” About the song, she said, “This is my story, how I grew up, my life, and everything up to this point. I wanted to say this before anything else. hello, i am anna and I can’t wait to meet you.”
Additionally, “hello i am” paves the way for her forthcoming debut EP due later this year.
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.