Sultry, velvet-voiced songstress Anna Rose has done it again with the video for her soulful, dark cover of the Arcade Fire’s “My Body Is a Cage.” The video, which premiered on NME.com last week, was shot by famed director Moh Azima, known for his recent video work with such acclaimed bands and artists as Cold War Kids, Interpol, The Hold Steady and Chromeo. It features Anna in the midst of some serious relationship troubles and was gorgeously shot on location in Brooklyn, New York.
Anna Rose, a respected singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist, is busy composing the follow-up to her phenomenal 2010 debut Nomad. On Nomad, Anna crafted ruggedly expressive songs that impressed both critics and audiences alike, crossing the boundary of “singer-songwriter” to create a sound fully her own. Citing influences such as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, and calling celebrated guitarist Arlen Roth her mentor, Anna proves that she comes from a place very different than the typical definition of female singer-songwriter.
Most recently Anna Rose was invited to perform at both Pop Montreal and Boston’s Ames Sessions at the Ames Hotel. The events highlight her growing presence in the music scene, and have cemented her reputation as a modern folk-rock musician who is unafraid to tackle a wide variety of styles and sounds. She is a true child of rock and roll, a self-taught musician who is one of today’s most dynamic performers. First introduced to the guitar at age 5 during a family gift swap, she has proved her musical prowess time and again with her powerful voice and instinctive ability to craft distinctive, memorable songs.
“My Body Is A Cage” is an exciting preview of what is to come from Anna Rose as she works on her second album.