Anna Shoemaker‘s highly-anticipated debut album, Everything is Fine (I’m Only on Fire), is out now. In conjunction, she is also revealing the official music video for the album’s focus track, “Until I Die.”
Everything is Fine (I’m Only on Fire) captures the complexities of young adulthood. It’s an exhilarating display of innovative sounds, killer pop hooks and razor-sharp lyricism. Throughout, Anna wades through the emotional territory of growing up, reflecting on love, loss, toxicity, heartbreak and mental health. Ultimately, the album is a portrait of Anna coming into her over the past few years, as both a musician and as a young woman.
Anna elaborates on the album process: “Everything Is Fine (I’m Only on Fire) is made up of bits and pieces of my diary over the past two weird years. It’s about a fascination with self destruction but also redemption. It’s about forgiving yourself when you have every reason to hate yourself. It’s about falling in love when you have every reason not to trust. This album is a destruction fantasy. It’s about burning down expectations until the only thing left is you.”
Described by NYLON as “Brooklyn’s own Olivia Rodrigo,” Anna Shoemaker has quickly emerged as the next indie-pop darling to watch. Combining alt-leaning production, intoxicating pop melodies and notably honest lyricism, her songs capture the turmoil, charm and introspection of young adulthood. Over the past few years, Anna has become a main player in New York City’s indie music scene alongside artists like Middle Part and Richie Quake and producers like Kristos and Invisible Will, all of whom played a part in bringing Anna’s album to life. “I’m really grateful to have this community of artists around me. It’s really shaped me as a person,” Anna comments. “I think there’s something special about New York where everyone is simultaneously supportive yet minding their own business. Everyone is telling their own story and it’s cool when they get intertwined.”