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With a voice described as ‘truly astonishing’ by Rolling Stone, Anna Smyrk is a powerful singer, song-writer and storyteller from Australia. Her songs are anthemic indie bombshells, equally satisfying for word nerds and pop obsessives alike.

 

Anna has had a huge year. When the pandemic cancelled her touring plans, she set to writing and recording a new EP. ‘The Hour Between Us’ is out now.

 

The  EP is a collection of long-distance love songs that sits somewhere in the sonic realm between Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen and Middle Kids. Singles from the EP have been added to rotation on MTV and Double J and described as ‘soul-stirring’ by Triple J.


The EP cemented Anna’s reputation as “a significant songwriter with an exceptional voice.” (Backseat Mafia UK) and opened the door for official showcases at NXNE (Canada), Folk Alliance International (USA) and Live at Heart (Sweden) in 2022.
 

She recently spent time in Nashville, working on a new record with producers Jake Finch and Collin Pastore (Lucy Dacus).


Prior to her 2021 offering, Anna released two EPs that were applauded by critics; ABC Radio National called her first record “exquisite,” while her second release was described as “a glorious piece of musical storytelling” by the AU Review.

When she's not touring, Anna works as a consultant for the World Health Organization, a job which has seen her living and working in places like Cambodia, the Solomon Islands and the Philippines. She’s currently juggling releasing new music with supporting the COVID-19 vaccine roll out in Papua New Guinea. With a life shared between places, it’s no wonder many of her songs are about long-distance relationships, loneliness and trying to connect.