Anna Stine is an indie folk artist creating music that ponders the trials and triumphs that make us most human. Her lyrics and melodies are driven by a soulful authenticity that invites audiences to connect to their own stories. Anna harmoniously blends together her love of honest folk songs and haunting jazz melodies, while drawing upon the influence of powerful female artists such as Billie Holiday, Angel Olsen, Norah Jones and Laura Marling. Anna's experiences as a music therapist have given her a unique understanding of the ways that music can enrapture and transform us, and she seeks to manifest this through her intentional presence and performance. In her debut album "Company of Now", set to be released fall 2018, Anna delves into the delicate dance of being present in the midst of growth and discomfort. Through songs that speak to both suffering and self-acceptance, she encourages listeners to stand tall, breathe easy, and step from the ground they're standing on.
Anna's first single, "Growing Pains", explores the human desire to remain grounded while navigating the relationship between growth and discomfort. The song was initially inspired by the summer day in 2015 when Anna packed up her belongings, drove from Ohio to Minnesota and began the process of finding familiarity in an unrecognizable place.
The lilting melodies and forthright lyrics evolved after many solo trips to the North Shore, nights spent unpacking and repacking boxes, and bike rides around the many companion like lakes of Minnesota. The message that blossomed from the process is one of acknowledgement and acceptance. "Growing Pains" is a recognition of what we leave behind when we embark on a new journey, and a celebration of all that we gain while being present during ache, transformation and growth.