Inspired by Amy Winehouse, London singer-songwriter, Anna Aarons began to develop a name for herself by busking on the London Underground, with her talent taking her to the Quarter-Finals of the Isle of Wight New Blood Competition.
Specialising in a sound she describes as “commercial yet authentic and soulful indie-pop”, her new single “A Perfect Day” is a feel-good happy song guaranteed to lift everyone’s mood into a happier space and blows away the worries of the day to day. So, if you’ve had a bit of a rubbish day, don’t worry, it’s Friday and we’re sure that, once you’ve checked out our exclusive premiere of the video for the single, like us, you’ll be in a much better mood.
Now we are all in a much happier place, time to find out from Anna herself about her perfect day:
“Let’s face it, most of us didn’t have a perfect year last year, let alone many perfect days. For me, as a musician, last year was meant to be the start of a perfect rise in my singing career after picking up momentum in 2019 with my writing and gigging and having made lots of plans to keep it going. Enter March 2020 and life had a different plan.
I’d already been working on some releases and used the extra time to focus on those, producing a music video I was so proud of and finally achieving more streams on Spotify and attention for my work. But the endless, very non-perfect days were providing me no inspiration and no motivation and questions over the future of my music career.
Many creatives experience some level of anxiety and perhaps doubts in self-confidence, so a global pandemic doesn’t do much to help that and also, when you don’t have your usual fast-paced life to distract you from your thoughts, anxiety wins the battle of your attention.
I recorded “A Perfect Day” a while ago and it took a while to get it perfect and so the final version landed with me towards the end of 2020. After the year we’d had, this perfect song seemed like something the world needed, and also maybe something I needed. Hearing the fully produced version of my vocals against the perfectly crafted ukulele, it gave me something to focus on again. Sourcing the artwork for the song was a soothing process, managing to find an artist who perfectly captured what the song was to me. Hearing people react to the song and enjoying my voice serenading their day, I remembered why, despite what life has had to throw at me, I’ve never before and most probably never will stop.
Releasing “A Perfect Day” after a very non-perfect year has reminded me of why I love music, reminded listeners of what I have to give, and given a little piece of perfect to each of us.”