Indie-pop sensation Anna Shoemaker has emerged as one of New York’s rising stars for her dreamy, hypnotic vocals and astute lyricism. In particular, ‘Too High‘ embodies a hazy, indulgent melody with a hook that will have you grabbed for days. The ‘East Side’ EP was recorded in Nashville with GRAMMY-nominated producer JT Daly. The EP includes past singles ‘What Am I Doing To Me?’ and ‘Liquor Store’, as well as new tracks ‘Too High’, ‘Want Something (Say Something)’ and ‘East Side‘. Drawing upon different elements of indie-pop, alt-rock, R&B and hip-hop, the EP is a captivating synthesis of sounds and influences. Shoemaker has created a unique hybrid that propels her well beyond the realm of singer/songwriter.
At just 23 years old, Shoemaker signed to Steve Madden’s record label, 5Towns Records, at the end of last year. She kicked off her career with a stripped-down interpretation of a few of her favourite hip-hop tracks – ‘No Lie, Bitch Don’t Kill My Cocoa Butter Kisses‘ – that she recorded on her bedroom floor. Practically overnight the mashup skyrocketed on Soundcloud, amassing over 750K streams.
Shoemaker began to roll out her original music this Summer. Already, Shoemaker has been applauded by leading outlets such as Billboard, Alternative Press, Sirius XM’s Alt Nation, Office Magazine, idobi Radio, Substream Magazine and Atwood Magazine, just to name a few. She has also built out an impressive live resume with opening slots for Bishop Briggs and Donna Missal, as well as headlining gigs at NYC staples such as Ludlow House, Bowery Electric, and Rockwood Music Hall. Shoemaker is definitely one to watch.