PREMIERES “FIND YOUR HOME”
VIDEO ON BUST MAGAZINE
“Armed with years of stage training and a razor-sharp wit that bleeds through
to her lyrics, Anna Haas draws inspiration from various sources,
each of them creating a new layer to her textured career.”
– THE DELI NASHVILLE
CRAZY IS OUT NOW
“Her debut album Crazy Is has the proud vocals of a Carole King or
Sara Bareilles, with the musical daring of Ben Folds or Mika. She peppers
her songs with unexpected breaks, horn lines, and chants, then ties them
all together with a lot of soul.”
– THE LO-DOWN NY
“Anna absorbs the country croons of Gillian Welch along with Regina Spektor’s tender intimacy, and mashes it all around to an effective hook and chart-busting melody.”
– THE DELI NYC
“More than just a talented musician, her lyrics are raw and witty, and her
voice is saturated with so much soul her music leaves one wonderstruck.”
Last year, when rummaging through her great grandfather’s film reels, the fiery and theatrical singer / songwriter / entertainer Anna Haas came across footage of her grandmother in NYC that dated all the way back to 1929. Anna’s grandmother had recently passed, and she was inspired by this serendipitous historical find – footage of Coney Island, Bushwick, dancers at the Copacabana, vintage cars, and even of her grandmother’s pet monkey. “Find Your Home” is a track off of Anna’s debut LP Crazy Is, and the video is a tribute to Anna’s grandmother and her adopted home of NYC.
Haas’s Crazy Is is a timeless yet modern tapestry of stories and musings blending sarcasm, metaphor, and absolute vulnerability. Haas writes from an honest and sometimes controversial place as her lyrics shift in subject matter from a loving homage to a secret relationship, to emotional dependence on love and drugs, and the imagined loneliness of Marilyn Monroe. The collection of eleven songs was recorded in multiple studios throughout her hometown of Nashville and New York, and took nearly two years to complete.
When listening to Crazy Is, one can expect to hear the lyrical wit and quirky piano technique of Regina Spektor, the angst of Fiona Apple, the emotionally compelling and climactic songwriting of Jeff Buckley, and the soulful vocal reflections of Janis Joplin. But Haas’s voice is all her own: the crux that a legion of instrumentation swarms around. The rawness in her voice and in the heavy, soulful piano, ripping guitar solos, bluesy pedal steel, horns, and symphony of strings gives the record life, integrity, and strength.