Photo by Dorian West, 2022.
Anna Weatherup first came to the public’s attention via The Voice, Australia. For many artists, the effects of such an experience can be overwhelmingly positive, and for others, it leads them down that strange road of reflection and career recalibration; which can be equally positive, if not more so.
Anna Weatherup has no doubt gone through such a period and the results of these inner travels are evocatively defined in her new single's Climb, Little Bluebird and Anna's recent release, Passenger. Taken from her forthcoming album Crossing the Sea, the alt-pop rock gems, are an expansive aural interpretation of struggle and fortitude, with Anna’s persuasive vocal performance at the helm. Little Bluebird has also been described as "inviting and introspective, haunting and comfortable, with alt-country leanings, Little Bluebird’s origins are as honest and engaging as the song itself".
Anna's new work is an exploration of self-belief, renewal, and positivity concealed amid the tumbling rhythms of fiery guitar lines and ecclesiastical background vocals. And the direct fearless nature of the lyrics are a darker element which is much harder to define; a kind of teeming force that propels this track forward without dragging it into the dust of indifference and defeat.