Get To Know The Artist: “It’s Depression ft. Middle Part”s Anna Shoemaker

This is an interview done with Anna Shoemaker, read her story below! If you, or anyone you know, would like to be highlighted in The Zillennial Zine, shoot us an email at thezillennialzine@gmail.com or DM us on Instagram!

Q: Tell us your story! Where did you begin and how did you reach the caliber you’re currently at?

 
 
 
 
 
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A: I started out playing any open mic and any empty coffee shop or disgusting bar that would let me. I just always leaned into what felt good, which for me was writing and performing. For me, being able to collaborate and having a community within music has always been the goal— I was working at it by myself for so long and I feel grateful to have now built a support system.

Q: What makes you love what you do? How long have you been making music? Would you call it your passion?

 
 
 
 
 
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A: Definitely! When I’m writing or performing I feel my best. It just feels natural and safe. 

Q: What are some accomplishments or milestones you’ve reached lately?

 
 
 
 
 
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A: I just played a sold-out show to 250 people in Brooklyn at The Sultan Room recently and I’m getting ready to release my first album next year.

Q: Tell us about “It’s Depression feat. Middle Part”

 
 
 
 
 
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A: The first session Middle Part and I had we sat down and wrote the bulk of this song. To me, this song is about seeking validation, which can be a really endless negative spiral. We had a lot of fun writing and recording it though. We got our friend Gavin Chops to play drums on it and he’s amazing! 

Q: Do you have any advice for someone who is starting out in the music industry?

 
 
 
 
 
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A: Do your thing and tell your story and don’t compare yourself to anyone.

Q: What do you want our readers to know about you and your music?

 
 
 
 
 
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A: It’s meant to be screamed and sung in the car!!

Q: Anything else you would like to add?

 
 
 
 
 
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A: I think that about sums it up! Stream my new single, “It’s Depression ft. Middle Part”!! <3

Go Check Out Anna Shoemaker!

Instagram: @annashoemaker_ 

Stream: https://empire.ffm.to/itsdepression

YouTube: https://youtu.be/AkHRqs7JhS0

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