Electronic producer & DJ ANNA announces her debut ambient electronic album Intentions, invites the listener on a journey of spiritual transformation through sound, out on May 19th via Mercury KX. The album is a unique encounter where ANNA’s spiritual side and electronic music side become one.
ANNA also announces her signing to Mercury KX, joining awe-inspiring acts such as Ólafur Arnalds, Isobel Waller-Bridge and Erland Cooper. Mercury KX Label and A&R Manager Cerys Weetch comments “ANNA’s powerful story stopped us in our tracks. Another pandemic zoom, turned into a transformational experience and we had to work with her. She truly is a world-class composer, producer and musician and we’ve only scratched the surface of what artistry is yet to come”.
Alongside the announcements, the Brazilian-born, Lisbon-based DJ and producer shares the record’s first single ‘Receiving’, a lulling and featherlight offering designed for surrendering to what is and welcoming what appears, featuring legendary ambient pioneer Laraaji.
‘Intentions’ is the result of ANNA’s self-realisation journey – opening her mind and forever altering her creative process and worldly outlook in the process, which sees her trading in her tougher, club-driven production for sound healing and ambient sensibilities. An immersive meditation experience, the album comes with a special listening guide written by ANNA, inviting the audience to set an intention for each track, which has been ordered and equipped with its own specific purpose on the album (see below).
Pre-order ‘Intentions’ here / Listen to ‘Receiving’ here
Speaking about the album, ANNA says “INTENTIONS captures the purest longing for the universal power of love. It’s borne out of a deep well of love that exists inside of me, and an enduring appreciation for all that we call ‘life’”.
‘Intentions’ is to be experienced as a journey for healing and growth. Recorded at ANNA’s own Anaweh Studio, the album is a melodic and expansive soundscape merging with sound healing techniques, dance-leaning beats, binaural beats and ANNA on flute & synth, channelling her emotions. It also includes collaborations with legendary ambient pioneer Laraaji, spiritual practitioner-musician and contemporary classical giant East Forest, but also remixes by London-based electronica and techno producer Max Cooper and Ivor Novello Award nominee and Grammy Award winner Jon Hopkins.