Quick Thoughts: Armed with a soulful voice and a penchant for writing irresistible indie-pop tracks, Brooklyn-based artist Anna Shoemaker is one of the more captivating acts to watch on the independent music scene. Her music has a distinct pop tone – she fuses elements of folk, soul, and pop to create a sound and style that separates her from the surplus of talented singer-songwriters. As she continues to evolve, she makes a strong case for mainstream recognition. Her latest single, “It’s Depression,” feels like a culmination of the qualities that set her apart and serves as promising sign of what’s to come on her debut album.
The track, which features Middle Part, tells the story of a troubling relationship, commenting on the anxiety-inducing aspects of wanting to feel loved. It’s a raw and vulnerable song that feels cohesive from start to finish. Anna’s weightless voice floats on top of the production, as the two are enrapt in a delicate dance, moving together yet separately. It’s a stellar track from the rising indie-pop artist, and we can’t wait to see what’s next for her.
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