Anna O

Anna O

 Bassendean, Western Australia, AUS
SoloPopIndie

Eclectic big beats, raw lyrical reflections, vocal hooks and layers.

Biography

Red Hair, beats, style, and a voice that will drag you out of your seat. That is Anna O. Once self-described as the “lovechild of Jessie Ware and James Blake”, it’s now clear that Anna O is an artist who is carving her own groove in the earth, bucking hipster trends left, right, and centre. 

Her debut EP “When The Winter Came” launched in March 2014 and has been garnering critical acclaim that money just couldn’t buy. Evidence of her magnetism includes packing venues previously thought impossible to sell out by promoters, landing supports for Thief and Bonjah, garnering significant radio attention nationally through her single “Sleepless”, and setting the blogosphere alight.

 New single “Hibernation” dropped in June as Anna O headed over east, playing shows throughout NSW and VIC, ending on a bang in her home state supporting Bec Laughton’s tour before hitting the road again to support Bonjah’s WA tour in August.

 If the momentum gathered in 2014 is anything to go by, two things are clear. This fiery indie-pop maven doesn’t disappoint. And, if you haven’t heard of Anna O, you soon will.

Lyrics

Hibernation

Written By: Anna O'Neil

V1
The fire grew dim when the winter came
The splinters settled deep under my skin
Cold and dreary, weary eyed
Waiting for retreat

PC
Inside x4

C
When the winter came
Laid the trees bare, laid the trees bare to their shame
Landslides, freezing over, freezing over
It isn’t over, no it’s just begun
Hibernation x 2

V2
Stillness sings, it brings the night
Silence weaves a web around me tight
sleep come easy and dreams flood wild
Beckoning, their fierce arms stretched out

PC
Pull me from - inside x 4

C
When the winter came
Laid the trees bare, laid the trees bare to their shame
Landslides, freezing over, freezing over
It isn’t over, no it’s just begun
Hibernation x 2

Sleepless

Written By: Anna O'Neil

I can’t descend into the quiet
The almost lifeless lull
My minds raging louder than the buzz outside my door

Wild things are waiting
The darkness fully grown
There’s no use pretending that I’m missing the show

I’ll join the choir, join the choir of sleepless minds
The chorus my company, we’ll sing away the night
I’ll join the choir, join the choir of sleepless minds
The chorus my company, we’ll sing away the night

The restless frustration
The deepest seated fear
Of answering with honesty the questions night will bring

Delirious with heavy thoughts
Too deep to comprehend
Until morning light comes running to awake the world again

I’ll join the choir, join the choir of sleepless minds
The chorus my company, we’ll sing away the night
Oh I’ll join the choir, join the choir of sleepless minds
The chorus my company, we’ll sing away the night

Gravity

Written By: Anna O

Are you running to embrace me?
Or are you running to beat me down?
Cos I can’t tell the difference half the time

And you know I can’t sit still
So can you keep my
Keep my attention for long, long enough?

Cos you’ve been talking so big
There’s no dragging my feet
I’m swimming in a sea of what could be
I’ll sink into your gravity
I know you’ll take me there
I know you’ll take me there

Do you think I’m that easy?
Or do you think I should know my place?
Do you think I should stop trying so hard?
Well it’s not working this time
I won’t let you under my skin
You’re not one of my excuses anymore

Cos you’ve been talking so big
There’s no dragging my feet
I’m swimming in a sea of what could be
I’ll sink into your gravity
I know you’ll take me there
I know you’ll take me there

For You

Written By: Anna O,Zachary Gageler

I’ve held so tight to what could be
I’ve held so tight to certainty
I’m always dreaming, chasing something new
Or fighting for control, oh I need to feel so in control

But now I’d give it up
I’d give it up
I would give it all up for you
Now I’d give it up
I’d give it up
I would give it all up for you

Cos our love, you can’t buy
You can’t trade it
It can’t be recreated
Just the scratch of your cheek against mine
Or your hand on my back
Just for that, I know

I’d give it up
I’d give it up
I would give it all up for you
Now I’d give it up
I’d give it up
I would give it all up for you

When you’re with me I know
When you’re with me I know
When you’re with me I know
Wanna lose control
Wanna lose control
Wanna lose control
When you’re with me I know
When you’re with me I know
When you’re with me I know
You make me lose control
Make me lose control
Make me lose control

Just for that, I know
I’d give it up
I’d give it up
I would give it all up for you
Now I’d give it up
I’d give it up
I would give it all up for you

Fanfare

Written By: Anna O

You, you’re magnetic
Those big eyes sparkle in the bright lights
And oh the honey pouring out of your mouth
You’re burning up
Our eyes are hungry for you’re next step
Such pure gold is oh so hard to find

And we want you
We all want you

In you fanfare
We’re all caught up in your fanfare
And your fortune
We’re your biggest fans
Oh you’re so fortunate

But you, you’re so cold
Those sad eyes dampen in the night light
Wondering when you can fall apart
And you’ve been talking sweet
But you’re just wasting time
You don’t really know
Where you’ve got to go

And we want you
We all want you

In you fanfare
We’re all caught up in your fanfare
And your fortune
We’re your biggest fans
Oh you’re so fortunate

We’re dying to know
We’re dying to know
We’re dying to know
We’re dying to know who you are
We’re dying to know
We’re dying to know who you are

In you fanfare
We’re all caught up in your fanfare
And your fortune
We’re your biggest fans
Oh you’re so fortunate

Discography

Anna O - When The Winter Came EP