Winning the Deli Magazine’s 2012 Best Emerging Artist of Nashville Year End Reader’s Poll, Nashville native Anna Haas, the fiery and theatrical singer-songwriter and pianist , is demanding attention from fans and critics alike. She sizzles with the physical release of her debut album “Crazy Is,” which critics are calling “remarkable,” and “timeless and fascinating.” With red-hot moxie to match her crimson tresses, Anna Haas is a triple threat whose dramatic appeal scintillates on this debut album through unabashed lyrics and electrifying vocals.
“Crazy Is” is a timeless yet modern tapestry of stories and musings blending lyrical sarcasm, intelligent metaphor and absolute vulnerability. The songs shift in subject matter from a secret affair and tragic loss to the use of an illegal substance and the imagined loneliness of Marilyn Monroe. This record is a thrilling mix of the cities and artists that inspire Haas, and her signature, expressive voice and soulful piano playing are the crux that a legion of instrumentation swarms around: tasteful, yet ripping guitar solos, ambient synthesizers, bluesy pedal steel, funky horns, and a symphony of strings.
She’s been taking the world by storm, touring in support of “Crazy Is” and obtaining loyal followings in her two hometowns of Nashville and New York City. She’s also found time to conceptualize and produce two drastically different, but equally powerful music videos for her singles “Maypole,” and “Find Your Home,” accentuating the extent of her multi-medium talents.
Anna Haas has left the ground running, turning heads and melting hearts, and doesn’t seem to have any intention of slowing down.