Having debuted on Spotify’s “New Music Friday Global” and “New Music Friday Denmark” playlists, ANNALIA brings forth “Cycles, detailing her personal experience with emotional abuse
Dubbed “organic pop” — ANNALIA was born and raised in LA (and lives there now), but moved to Nashville for 4 years to attend college and acquire the skill level of a true musician. She utilizes a lot of real instrumentation over catchy pop beats that gives her music a distinctive quality. ANNALIA also writes and plays all of her own songs, and just recently inked a pub deal with Kobalt (Carly Rae Jepsen, Jessie Ware, Charli XCX).
This particular track was written about her experience with emotional abuse. Obviously, it’s a really prevalent time for her to speak up about her story.
About the song, ANNALIA says:
“Emotional abuse is real. I never thought I would be someone to experience it, and it’s taken me a long while to understand it, but I’m processing. And during that processing, this song came to life. It’s about the experience I’ve had after enduring a relationship that completely destroyed my self-confidence, independence, and sanity. It’s about figuring out how to navigate life after somebody has caused complete chaos in yours.
It’s about accepting what happened and feeling all of the emotions that follow— the hurt, the confusion, the anger, the loss, the grief, the freedom, the joy. It’s about bouncing back and forth between each of these emotions. It’s about the panic attacks, the “on top of the world” moments, the 30 seconds of tears that somehow slip out, and the process of re-wiring your own thoughts in the aftermath. If you can relate at all, I hope ‘Cycles’ helps you dance all the bad feelings away and embrace your re-discovered power. It’s all in cycles. You got this.”