Opening in LA For Hiatus Kaiyote on October 25th at The Novo and Teebs on November 10th at Hollywood Forever
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 Forever, Anna 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 People. Wise‘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.
October 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo *supporting Hiatus Kaiyote
November 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever *supporting Teebs