One of our favorite singer-songwriters at the moment, Anna Shoemaker releases her latest single “Mariah.” Directed by frequent collaborator Josefine Cardoni, the accompanying three-minute visual arrives ahead of her forthcoming debut album, due on March 4th.
“Mariah” arrives weeks removed from Anna’s “Everything is Fine” music video, which caught the eyes and ears of many. Prior to that, she put out singles like “Change My Mind,” “Sick!” and “It’s Depression” featuring Middle Part. With this latest record, the New York-based singer channels her anger into an infectious pop song—named after Miah Carey—about a toxic relationship.
“‘Mariah’ is very self-explanatory and maybe that’s why it feels so difficult to put out. I think my favorite thing about writing is being able to sort of create characters to get out my emotions and shitty feelings and keep them far away from me. ‘Mariah’ is all the things I wish I said in a really toxic situation,” Anna shares. “Also, I always thought Mariah Carey putting out ‘Obsessed’ in response to Eminem saying they were together was the coolest move. I think in a lot of ways, as an artist, you can use music to protect yourself. You can put everything into a song and sort of let it float away.”
Anna Shoemaker’s debut album, Everything is Fine (I’m Only on Fire) will be out March 4th via +1 Records. In the meantime, dive into “Mariah” below.
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