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Anna Dellaria Talks to Us About “Baggage” and What’s to Come Next

The pop and R&B world needs to watch out for Anna Dellaria as she jumps straight into the feels with her newest track, “Baggage,” and we got to talk to her all about her new projects! Learn about the meaning of her new single and see what fans can look out for in the future!

Thank you so much for talking to us today, and congratulations on your new single, “Baggage!” How does it feel to release this piece of work?

Thank you for your support!

It feels equal parts exciting and terrifying. Each song is like a little piece of myself, so it’s vulnerable to put that out into the world and hope that it resonates. I’m just grateful when it does and appreciative that I have the opportunity to share each song.

Just so we can get to know you a little better, how did you know you wanted to get into music?

Honestly, I wish I had a cooler “aha” moment or something. I’ve just always known. I don’t know if I knew exactly what the music industry looked like or was, but truly since I can remember, making music has just felt like this magical thing that I had to do to feel like myself.

How would you describe your sound to someone that hasn’t heard your music before?
Pop and R&B — catchy melodies unfolding stories of empowerment and vulnerability, all carried by bold vocals and full production.

How would you say “Baggage” differs from your last single, “Mama Said”?

It differs quite a bit! These two are pretty opposite. “Mama Said” was very much written from this fiery place where I felt empowered and energized, and the production and songwriting definitely emulate that. In contrast, “Baggage” is pretty raw and vulnerable. To me, the biggest difference is just the simplicity of it. The vocals are simple and to the point, and the writing is much more specific and detail orientated. To the point.

What was your inspiration for this track?

Although it outlines a single relationship, the inspiration actually derived from battling this frustration within myself for still caring about people — from a variety of past relationships — who I still worried or cared about even though they had done me wrong. 

I love the metaphor of emotional baggage and the general idea of this person who just comes by unannounced invites themselves into your home and heart, only to leave without warning once they’ve unloaded all of their emotional crap onto you that you’re now worrying about. Kind of like Goldie Locks — just takes your food, warm bed, safe home and make a mess and leaves.

What do you hope listeners take away from the song?

My hope is that people will feel a little less alone or like they finally can put a name to the strange internal resentment towards ourselves when we can’t shake someone or something even though we know they’re not good for us.  These toxic kinds of relationships are ridiculously common today, and I just hope it offers a perspective on it that people can connect to.

So this is your third single this year. Will we be getting an EP or possibly an album anytime soon?
Maybe — likely top of next year though. There’s truly so much new music.

Can we look forward to a video for the new song?

There’s a live video coming your way very soon. One of my goals is to strip songs back and just showcase them a bit more raw. Looking forward to sharing that soon.

Are there any new upcoming projects in the works? 
Always. Lots of shows that I absolutely love playing. For now, they’re primarily based throughout California, but I’m looking forward to expanding a little tour sometime next year.

Anything you’d like to add?

Thank you for listening and supporting independent and undiscovered artists!

Featured Image: Max Baker

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