Get to know Anastasia:
1. Tell us a little about yourself and how you started your music career? As a child were you always drawn to singing and writing? Would you say that learning instruments came easy to you?
I started my music career accidentally. I've always loved writing and singing. As a child I wrote short stories and poems and journaled a lot. My biggest musical influence has always been my dad, and growing up we'd harmonize songs together, and he shared a really wide range of musical styles/genres with me. My grandma, dad's mom, had a piano at her house and every time we'd visit (at least once a week) I'd sit in the front room banging on the piano while all the adults and cousins were in other rooms or outside. I started taking piano lessons and performed in school concerts. I don't know if learning instruments came easy (piano as a kid, guitar as an adult) or if I just really love it and get in the zone and practice, try, experiment.
As an adult I began to experiment with recording myself and my own songs for the first time and released my first EP in the Spring of 2016. Once it was released bookers and promoters seemingly came out of nowhere and started booking me for music festivals and other shows and my music career began... I feel very fortunate to live an easeful life and enjoy what feels like a steadily blossoming career as a singer, songwriter, and musician.
2. What's your favorite album of all time?
Lovesexy by Prince... the main lyrical themes of the album are positivity, self-improvement, spirituality and God which are all main themes in my own music. Also, best cover art ever AND it was/is released as one continuous track which is genius (#noskips) plus it was released 9 months before I was born and includes the song Anna Stesia so it practically birthed me, right?