ANNA WISE Debut Album ‘As If It Were Forever’ Out Now via Alpha Pup Records

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Opening in LA For Hiatus Kaiyote on October 25th at The Novo and Teebs on November 10th at Hollywood Forever

“A lucid set of dream-pop and R&B designed to uplift the masses”
– NPR
 
“[Wise is] becoming a main-stage attraction in her own right”
– Pitchfork
 
“Like singer-innovators such as Erykah Badu, Dawn Richard and Björk, Wise’s best work transcends genre. The only constant? Her willingness to explore the outer edges of contemporary pop music.”
– LA Times
 
“If Amy Winehouse were produced by Portishead, it might sound a bit like ‘Nerve,’ the new single from Anna Wise”
– The Fader
 
“New single ‘What’s Up With You?’ and its accompanying video find her going in an entirely new musical and lyrical direction “
– Complex
 
“Genre-bending trailblazer”
– Consequence of Sound
 
“Music doesn’t get any more authentic than Anna Wise”
– Paper
 
“Hypnotic songwriter”
– Rolling Stone
 
“Wise continues to demonstrate the high level of her craft and singularity of her vision.” – Stereogum
 
“Smooth, sultry bit of R&B”
– Brooklyn Vegan
 
“Anna Wise is trailblazing feminist pop”
– Vogue
 
“Instantly iconic”
– Wonderland Magazine
 
“Anna Wise, purveyor of damn good music with damn good lyrics and some damn good beats…”
– Milk
 
“Her words are powerful”
– Salon

GRAMMY award-winning musician and producer Anna Wise has released her debut album As If It Were Forever today, via Alpha Pup Records! Listen to the album HERE. Wise shared her perspective on the album as Consequence of Sound’s Artist of the Month – read the feature HERE – and will bring As If It Were Forever to live audiences later this month, with shows in Los Angeles opening for Hiatus Kaiyote on October 25, and for Teebs on November 10.
Anna Wise shared, “With As If It Were Forever, I’ve turned the mirror around on myself. I’m analyzing my identity, my interactions, my healing. I’m seeing where I fall short, where I’m more talk than action, and I’m focusing on loving myself.”

The debut finds Anna Wise joined by collaborators including Little Simz, Jon Bap, Nick Hakim, Denzel Curry, Gwen Bunn, Mndsgn, Carter Lang, Jake Sherman, Pink Siifu, Sid Sriram, Jelly Ellington, Simon Mavin, Paul Bender, Zeke Mishanec, and Dane Orr.
Leading up to As If It Were ForeverAnna Wise released five projects as part of experimental R&B bedroom pop outfit Sonnymoon before independently releasing her debut solo EP, The Feminine: Act 1, in 2016. The EP was met with praise from Pitchfork, The Fader, and more for the confrontational, viral anthem “BitchSlut,” while “Precious Possession” scored an unforgettable moment on Netflix‘s Dear White PeopleWise‘s second EP, The Feminine: Act 2 followed in 2017 to features from NPR and Beats 1, with single “Some Mistakes” hand-picked by Sir Elton John. Shows on Netflix, HBO and OWN have since utilized her contemporary sound. Wise has appeared on each of Kendrick Lamar‘s projects since Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, and received a GRAMMY for Best Rap/Sung Performance for her collaboration with Lamar on “These Walls.”

Download high res press photos and album art HERE.

Anna Wise 2019 live dates:

October 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo *supporting Hiatus Kaiyote
November 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever *supporting Teebs

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