Tag Archives: anastasia

Getaway Discovery :: Anastasia’s ‘Unavailable Pt. 1’ Speaks Volumes

For some, you truly have to escape to find yourself.  But in my case, these are just words, and most learn better by example.  Rather than run my mouth on the topic, I will allow Anastasia to show you how one gets out of their comfort zone to find their optimum comfort level in life.  Dig it, share it, and really listen to what this young lady is saying, as she’s never been one to waste words.

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Second Nature :: Anastasia And Lil Milez Visualize ‘Born To Love You’

Like many of the other creatives in AustinAnastasia is using 2017 as a clear signal that she is evolving into an even more diverse artist than the one we’ve come to know.  Born To Love You, with its impeccable timing just days before Valentine’s day, is set to be a nice soundtrack for the day we love love.  The song features gues bars from Lil Milez, and the video is a perfect telling of the story of passion and anticipation.  Beautiful work from beautiful people.

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Powerful Beauty :: Upper Reality’s ‘Silver’ Is Must-Listen Material

First and foremost, I must thank Austin for being a city so rich in culture and talent that I never have to want for quality material to consume and review.  That being said, I have heard some captivating projects over the years from many, many talented musicians, but Upper Reality‘s Silver is quite simply one of the most breathtaking projects I have heard in YEARS.  Based in poetry and sparse production, but far from short on surprises and insight, this project should be mandatory listening for songwriters, emcees and poets in this area, as Silver is nothing short of a masterclass in all of those disciplines.  My ONLY gripe is that this is an EP, and not a full-legnth project, but this EP is incredibly powerful, which I cannot state enough.  Very glad to have stumbled upon this thanks to a recent Austin Chronicle article about Upper RealityAnastasia and Alesia Lanai (which, out of the 3, Upper Reality was the only one I was not familiar with).

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Temple Work :: Anastasia Practicing ‘Kale & Yoga’

Austin-based emcee Anastasia (FKA Anya) is a picture perfect example of positive growth.  She was already fresh out the gate, but after making an introductory push to the greater Austin music scene the past few years, she took a brief moment to reflect and redirect.  The result is a mentally and spiritually stronger artist, who seems to be both enjoying the ride and focused enough to control the direction it leads.  More power to you, and here’s to great things in your future.

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