New Track ‘Feel You’ Out Now
I saw first light out via Father/Daughter Records 20th November
Anna McClellan has now shared ‘Feel You’, the final preview of new record I saw first light, which is to be released 20th November via Father/Daughter Records.
Pre-order I saw first light here: http://www.fatherdaughterrecords.com/artists/anna-mcclellan
“‘Feel You’’s original working title was ‘The Opposite of Intellectualizing’,” Anna explains. “I’ve been working for the last years to exist less in my head and more in my body. This song is an ode to that work and all the results it manifests.”
A more gritty and guitar-heavy track than most in McClellan’s discography, ‘Feel You’ embodies some of the record’s main themes – looking outwards, connecting with the wider world. There’s an immediacy to McClellan’s vocals, an urging to create positivity with spontaneity that is encapsulated when she sings: “All this bullshit of building a wall, To hell with borders, let the empire fall, I’ll go down with you, And we can quit our shitty jobs.”
Anna posses such a unique vocal harmony, the lyrical journey feels so rich and captures an essence of a 70s heartfelt hit. Reaching notes that resemble Regina Spektor as the warm and jaunty instrumentation creates the perfect bed to catch these words. “Feel You” reaches such expansive rhythms and is executed so delicately for this addictive arrangement.
Anna McClellan began performing original songs in her hometown of Omaha, NE at the age of seventeen and has been actively recording and touring ever since. Her debut, Fire Flames, earned her an opening slot on a Frankie Cosmos tour. Through the doors that tour opened, McClellan eventually met Father/Daughter Records which led to the release of her second full-length record, Yes and No, in 2018. After a stint in NYC, several subsequent tours and meandering, Anna returned to Omaha and recorded I saw first light, her latest effort for Father/Daughter.
The album was recorded over two weeks with a multitude of local cohorts, and it documents Anna’s journey from the Midwest to the east coast and back again, probing both the roots of her creative impetus and her ongoing commitment to social issues. The process of composing and recording I saw first light has both reformed and renewed her dedication to exploration, be it inward or external, and to her own boundless creative energy.
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