Here is to an artist who grew up most of her childhood without a TV and even still, ANE (pronounced “Ann-nee”) is taking matters into her own hands and dominating her own lane. She is giving us something to talk about with a twist of darkness and just the right blend of lucid.
Hailing from New Jersey, ANE grew up in a strict Korean-American family and came from no musical background. Her chosen name has meaning, “A New Era,” and all that she represents today, the evolution of music, fashion, and art.
Her sound has been shaped earlier on by The Beatles, Stevie Wonder‘s Hotter Than July, and TLC‘s CrazySexyCool. ANE has evolved into a edgy and inky singer/songwriter with latter influences that you can hear in her music; the imprint of the late-greats Amy Winehouse and Nina Simone, and Lauryn Hill.
Her latest single, “R.S.D.” is lethal, following other gems like, “Typical Day” (produced by Morsy), “Superwoman,” “Sugar,” and “Take Me To Hollywood” (produced by Hitz). R.S.D.’S recent visual is burning hot, but doesn’t fall short of ANE’s famed eclipse stature and is directed by Jayne Lies and produced by RRAREBEAR.
“R.S.D. is a song about toxic love. It’s the kind of love that captivates you and consumes you at the same time. You blindly fall into this trap where you would rather crash and burn together than make it out alone. The original name for the song was called “Fatal Love” but I changed it to “R.S.D.” because I wanted it to be more elusive. The acronyms stand for the words in the chorus but at the same time can allude to being a drug because at the end of the day that is what this kind of a love is.” – ANE
Photo Credit(s): Anemusic’s IG