Anisa – Soul Searching: Trying To Know Who You Are
Once in a while an individual can be fighting duality.
A bright face with a smile might hide a darker mind;
Two eyes of the same color don’t always tell only one truth of the story:
Twofold happens to be Human Nature, two sides reflecting.
Some are questioning ‘Why, Why, Does It Do It That Way?’
While Anisa is out there, lost as a ghost, bittersweet,
Wandering and wondering ‘Who Am I?’ in these streets.
Who is Anisa though?
A young natural woman in love with the 90’s days, good old days,
A hard working girl from Manchester who finds the keys of her success on her piano
Plus as a brilliant songwriter, she’s the one who co-wrote Ariana Grande‘s N.1 single ‘Piano’.
The artist being a great vocalist, she opened for James Arthur, in London, at the Indigo 02, back in 2014
And she was back at the Indigo 02 this year 2016, this time to open for the Brandy show,
So she can showcase songs (Skip To The Good Part) from her upcoming new EP and her best covers, known on YouTube for her great renditions:
Two days ago, on November 30th, she dropped her single Who Am I,
Singing about her twofold mind, lost between « these two sides »:
The Soulful RnB singer is in Soul Searching still.
A track questioning depression, self-destruction, lack of self-confidence.
A song that points at a mirror with a glass as broken as the one that looks right into it, and facing his/her wrongs.
The bass line emphasizes the darkness in the lyrics,
It gets heavier with the fast drums on the beat at the pre-chorus
Along with Anisa’s back vocals going frenetic, until the mind release at the chorus.
The light and cold notes of the keys slightly punctuate phrases along the song and highlight the sadness in Anisa’s voice,
And the drums during the verse really give a deeper perspective, feeling like all falling down…
We’ve been waiting for her for one year since her last single titled Ghost, and the vocalist stays true to herself:
She keeps making the most heartfelt songs, the most honest ones and surely the hardest ones to show off publicly.
To do so, she doesn’t only relies on her vocal talents, but chooses the right instrumental atmosphere to illustrate her lyrics.
Connect with her live, and find her on the stage of the Notting Hill Arts Club in London in January.