It’s time for our Track Of The Week – but this week it’s a little different as we feature the brand new EP from recent BIMM Bristol Graduate Anna Lisa – take a listen to ‘Unfollowed’.
What inspired you when writing the EP?
When I write music, there are a few different themes and styles I write my lyrics in. These tend to just reflect whichever beat I’m working with at the time, this EP is a collection of cohesive ideas that tell a story.
Were there any particular music influences while you were writing?
Myself and the producer I’ve been working with, MUSSI are very much influenced by a combination of UK urban genres, and American rap beats, this lends itself to my vocal style, which we believe is a unique combination. As far as personal influences go, I love everything from FKA Twigs to XXXtentacion. My music library is a wide range of different genres and artists, so it just depends on how I’m feeling on a particular day.
Is there anything you do to try and make your music stand out?
Myself and MUSSI have always been firm believers in writing whatever you feel like writing, whatever mood you’re in. I feel that this gives each song its own individual edge.
How did your songwriting process work?
Throughout the EP, we have always bounced ideas off of each other. Luckily we are able to get our ideas across to one another which allows us to individually take the project away and make it better before coming together to finalise any work.
Describe your sound in 3 words…
Haunting, powerful and eerie.
How has studying at BIMM helped you develop as an artist?
BIMM surrounded me with musicians and taught me to trust the learning process. I was able to keep experimenting with different ideas and musical techniques which helped me find a sound that I feel confident in progressing with.
What’s your favourite thing about BIMM?
The tutors, they’re very supportive and really do care about your success.
Anything exciting coming up you can share?
I’ve got a few Bristol gigs that I’m really excited for, one of which will be supporting my friend Harvey Causon at Beyond Retro. I’ve got some really exciting things planned for next year, and some visuals in the works.