Recently we had the opportunity to catch up with Canadian recording artist, Anastasia A. Read up on a lot of interesting things you may not have known about Anastasia.
Hi Anastasia! As this is your first interview with MaxMuzik, let’s start off with a little background. How did you get into music?
Thanks for having me! Well, singing has always been something that I have been passionate about since I was a little girl. The pop music culture has been something I grew up with. My father is a professional drummer and both my brothers produce their own music so you can say that I was born into a family of musicians.
For our readers who’ve never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words.
Can you offer insight into some of your musical inspirations?
Being a song writer before an artist I am constantly writing about experience and love. I am inspired by culture at the time as well as societal changes! Right now I enjoy writing about relationships which I think everyone can relate to. I am focusing on inspiring people through pop music and showing our younger generation that you can do absolutely anything you want.
Earlier this year on Valentine’s Day, you released “Kiss & Tell”. What was that experience like for you?
Yes, it is very exciting having the record finally out! I wrote it last summer and was sitting on it for months preparing the marketing campaign etc. It felt so good to finally release it and the entire experience was amazing. I went through a lot during the process but I mean, it is good to build tuff skin at the beginning. I am just so excited that it is available on iTunes and cannot wait for our radio tour.
You’ve been working on the video for “Kiss & Tell” and will debut your official music video in April 13th at the ReelWorld Film Festival. How was the experience for you?
Oh my gosh! It was incredible. I feel like a music video is the best part of releasing a single. A video says so much about you as an artist and it is such a good time filming. We had dancing in mine so I was in training and rehearsals with the ARGO cheerleaders for a while before the final shoot date. We had an amazing team and I cannot wait to go in and shoot the second video for the radio edit of “kiss&tell”
If you could open up for an artist right now, who would it be and why?
Selena Gomez or Victoria Duffield, because I feel that our sound fits well and also those two are such sweethearts! It would be such an amazing vibe and the fans so love.
Speaking of shows, what are your touring plans for the rest of the year?
Well I just completed my Local live show, Canadian music week showcase, Junos and my next performance is at the 12th annual Reelworld festival (www.reelworld.ca) and then at the International Music Summit. Then I have a show up north and Brantford Hockey fest and a few pop festivals and shows. It’s almost time to prepare for a tour in the fall! We want to go after the radio tour though.
What artists would fans be surprised to find on your iPod?
Unearth, killswitch engage, Coheed and Cambria, Chris Crocker, The dirty Heads.
Any final thoughts or parting words?
Thank you to all the people who are supporting me and showing me love. It means so much to me and I cannot wait to surprise you with my album!