Introducing exciting new 20-year old New York-based singer, songwriter and producer ANNA THORESEN with her deeply personal new single titled ‘PARTY GIRL’S LAMENT’ (out on August 26). Taken from her forthcoming debut EP, which is set for release at the end of the year, ‘Party Girl’s Lament’ is a self-produced pop/R&B offering that reveals Anna Thoresen at her most vulnerable, as she recounts her past experiences with addiction to drugs and alcohol at a young age. She sat down with Wonderland for an interview about the new single.
Written and produced by Anna Thoresen, with additional guitar arrangements by Matthew Holdren (Matt & Hope), ‘Party Girl’s Lament’ is driven by Anna’s emotive vocals and powerfully evocative lyrics, as she tells her story of a girl who can’t seem to run from her problems, no matter how much she tries to use drugs and alcohol to escape. With the dreamy guitar-led musical backdrop setting the tone, the song follows Anna through a bad party night, and takes you deeper into her most personal thoughts, feelings and experiences with addiction and anxiety.
Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Party Girl’s Lament’, Anna Thoresen says, “It comes from a very vulnerable, personal place that I don’t speak about often, but screams through my music. It’s about addiction, anxiety, and being in a dark place, and everyone around you is not too different, yet no one really talks about it. Addiction is way more common than we think, especially with underage high school and college kids, and nobody talks about it without feeling shame or guilt. I’d like to break the stigma by speaking on my own experiences”.
Originally from New Jersey, Anna Thoresen fell in love with music and performing at the age of 10, through her fascination with musical theatre, which carried through to high school, where she also joined the choir. While in college during the pandemic, she began recording her first single “I Think This Is Love?”, and she hasn’t looked back since. An excellent new pop-R&B prospect, the singer, songwriter, musician and producer comes with a glorious melting pot of sounds that fuses bedroom pop, alternative R&B and singer-songwriter sensibilities together with her penchant for personal relatable songwriting and captivating storytelling, to glorious effects.
‘Party Girl’s Lament’ is the sophomore single from pop-R&B riser Anna Thoresen, and is taken from her forthcoming debut EP, due at the end of the year
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