Anna Straker returns with a striking visual and infectious new single, ‘Serious’. Taken from her highly anticipated debut EP of the same moniker, ‘Serious’ leads with twinkling 80s keys, her signature staccato synths and an infectious clap making for a dancefloor ready cut with undeniable groove and attitude. The accompanying Kendra Horsburgh choreographed video sees Anna dance and contort her body in sync with the flows, melody and tiny details of the track’s groove. Monochrome flashes of light and darkness enhance Anna’s distinctive silhouette, laying her striking aesthetic bare against the minimalist backdrop. The stylised movements and powerful stance illustrate her independence as a young female artist, whilst visually echoing the strength in her assertive, husky tones.
Anna began her career singing backing vocals on chart topping singles and albums by the likes of Rudimental, John Newman, Years and Years and Fono. Determined and ambitious, it wasn’t long before she began to fully immerse herself in her own music, leaving school at 17 and moving to London to pursue her solo career. Writing and producing from her Grandma’s attic in Acton, Anna honed these skills and her sonic identity leading to her successful debut single ‘Late Night Swimming’. This track and its striking follow-up ‘How We Are’ set media alight, receiving support and praise from the likes of The 405, Pigeons and Planes, Wonderland and Hunger, with radio support from key tastemakers. Annie Mac gave her the nod with her inclusion in June’s “New Names” and ‘Late Night Swimming’ picked up further spins from Huw Stephens and Monki on Radio 1, Jamz Supernova on 1Xtra and Tom Robinson on 6 Music.
The forthcoming Serious EP will be a collection of her work to date, including ‘How We Are’, ‘Late Night Swimming’ as well as new and unheard material.
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