Following the title track (“Everything is Fine”) and singles like “Change My Mind,” “Sick!” and “It’s Depression (ft. Middle Part),” “Mariah” is a cathartic release of anger, packaged into an infectious pop tune. The “Mariah” video, which was filmed in one take, sees Anna Shoemaker once again collaborating with visual artist Josefine Cardoni. “It was terrifying because at the end I literally throw a guitar into the fire, so it was an incredibly high stakes situation,” Anna quips about the shoot.
About the new single, Anna writes, “’Mariah’ is very self-explanatory and maybe that’s why it feels so difficult to put out. I think my favorite thing about writing is being able to sort of create characters to get out my emotions and shitty feelings and keep them far away from me. ‘Mariah’ is all the things I wish I said in a really toxic situation. Also, I always thought Mariah Carey putting out ‘Obsessed’ in response to Eminem saying they were together was the coolest move. I think in a lot of ways, as an artist, you can use music to protect yourself. You can put everything into a song and sort of let it float away.”
With the release of her debut album, Anna is breaking out of the bedroom pop world into a more mature and intentional sound, writing her feelings as though you’ve lived them alongside her. Everything is Fine (I’m Only on Fire) will be out March 4th on +1 Records. To celebrate the release of the album, Anna will headline Elsewhere (Zone One) in New York on 3/18 — tickets are available here.