ANNAH MAC RELEASES NEW SINGLE "RED"
Annah, whose 2011 hit ‘Girl in Stilettos’ flooded the airwaves and was certified double platinum with over 350,000 views on youtube, has recently released her new single, this time as an independent artist.
Written by Kristin Chartres, ‘Red’ reflects her personal journey during the past few years, she says.
“The song encapsulates the past 24 months for me, and I’m really excited to share it with everybody. It’s a beautiful song, and some extraordinary people have helped me with it along the way.”
‘Red’ is Annah’s first release under her own independent label, Big House Records.
The musician established Big House Records across four territories, enabling her to distribute ‘Red’ and future releases across the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and New Zealand, on her terms.
‘Red’ is the first part of an A- and B-side single, with the second half, ‘Gold’, scheduled to be released later in the year.
“It’s the result of a lot of work, and I’m really proud of the finished product,” she says. “I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
‘Red’ is available exclusively through Band Camp on September 17. LISTEN HERE
ANNAH MAC GREW UP a long way from bright city lights. Raised on a farm, the nearest corner dairy was miles away. The TV reception at her house was awful, and going to school meant a forty-five minute trip on two separate buses. There's still no cellphone service at her parents' home in the Catlins.
Music was always a big part of Annah's life. She and her family featured regularly at local hoedowns, held in an old country hall where fiddles, banjos and even a lagerphone were not an uncommon sight. Later, Annah would travel further afield to concerts and competitions – such as the famed country music Gold Guitar Awards in Gore – to hone her singing skills.
Boarding school in student city Dunedin gave Annah the chance to explore her musical abilities, performing in bars and at local events in between school and her social life.
However, in pursuit of a career in music, she made the decision to head north to the big smoke. Leaving friends and family behind, she packed her suitcase and moved to Auckland when she was only 17.
Annah's choice has paid off. Since the release of her debut album in 2011, she has become a fixture of the Kiwi music scene, touring the country, performing the national anthem for the All Blacks, and opening for boy band One Direction. Her single 'Girl in Stilettos' reached #1 on the New Zealand Artists' Singles Chart, helping Annah Mac become a household name.
It’s not only fans who recognise Annah's talent; critics, too, sing her praises. She has collected a long list of accolades, including an International Song-writing Competition award for her single ‘Celia’, a double platinum hit with ‘Girl in Stilettos’, and multiple VNZMA and Silver Scroll nominations.
At 24 Annah Mac has started her own record label, and looks forward to sharing a new direction with fans as she continues to write fresh, original music.