Annika

Annika

 New York City, New York, USA
SoloPopSinger/Songwriter

17-y-o SingerSongwriter/multi-instrumentalist Annika writes catchy melodic songs. Songs that exemplify a craftsmanship and depth of wisdom that belie her youth. Original/fresh-sounding songs that draw upon a wide diversity of musical influences. Songs w/lyrics that speak to people of ALL ages.
www.annikamusic.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/1annikamusic
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Biography

At 17 years old, Annika is an ASCAP award-winning singer / songwriter / guitarist who has written over 70 songs. Along with her sister and two friends (also sisters), Annika has written for and performed as part of the indie-rock band, Still Saffire, since early 2009 at venues that include Lincoln Center, The Knitting Factory, NYU, Columbia University, The Great South Bay Music Festival, The Turning Point, The Chance and The Living Room, just to name a few. Annika began pursuing a solo career in late 2013. In the past 12 months, she won radio WNYC`s Queens Battle of the Boroughs, and was Audience Choice winner in the final battle between all 5 boroughs. She wrote, arranged, produced, and provided all instrumentation on a solo demo EP, and is a current member of Real Women Real Songs (RWRS), a group of 22 women who each write a prompted song-a-week for the entirety of 2014.

Annika's songwriting is fresh-sounding and original yet draws upon a wide diversity of musical influences. Her songs exemplify a level of craftsmanship and her lyrics a depth of wisdom that belie her youth.

Lyrics

Where I'm Dreaming Of

Written By: Annika Scilipote

Please check out my website (annikamusic.com) and "like" my FB page (facebook.com/annikamusic1) to keep up with everything I'm doing! Also, my debut EP is now available on iTunes!!!!!! :D https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/blind-desire/id897551981

Where I'm Dreaming Of

I didn't ask for this
Watch my world in the rear view
Trapped by the window that I peer through
I act like I don't hear you
Cause what am I gonna do?
What am I gonna say?
When no matter what I keep moving away?

Why did it come to this
Left my love behind me
This empty place beside me
Matches the empty space inside me
So what am I gonna do?
How will I pass my days?
And no matter what I keep moving away

So lay me down, love 
Where you are is where I'm dreaming of

Don't know what time it is
What's the use in counting minutes?
Spending time if you're not in it 
Just watch the tires spinning
Yeah, what am I gonna do?
Just watch the sky turn grey?
Cause no matter what I keep moving away

So lay me down, love 
Where you are is where I'm dreaming of

So I'll stare up at the ceiling
Watch the pieces of paint peeling
Like pieces of my heart ain't beating
But I try to fight the feeling

So lay me down, love 
Where you are is where I'm dreaming of

Feels So Right

Written By: Annika Scilipote

Say it like the last, tell me I'm crazy
Your words ain't gonna save me
In one ear and then it's past and nothing breaks me
Im already broken, baby

But you're tearing through these walls
And it's a scary thing to fall

I don't know what it is you're doing to me
I hold my heart with all my might, you pull it from me
And I never give up a fight
I don't know what it is
But it feels so right

Lately I've been spitting love like poison
Making all the wrong choices
But you still take my hand when I push you down
You say, "that's what loves about"

Yeah, you're tearing through these walls
And it's a funny thing to fall

I don't know what it is you're doing to me
I hold my heart with all my might, you pull it from me
And I never give up a fight
I don't know what it is
But it feels so...

All I wanted, all I wanted, all I wanted was to have control
All I wanted until I saw you
Now all I want is, all I want is, all I want is to le-le-let it go
All I want is, all I want is you

I don't know what it is you're doing to me
I hold my heart with all my might, you pull it from me
And I never give up a fight
I don't know what it is
But it feels so right
It feels so right
It feels so right