With a hugely successful self-released EP already under her belt, London-based Anna Pancaldi has been working hard on her next body of work ‘Dear Joey,’. We managed to catch her for a chat to get an update on the last twelve months ahead of the next release!
What have you been up to since your last EP launch?
Since my last launch the year has been full of firsts and huge excitement, I reached no.6 in the itunes singer songwriter charts, toured across the UK supporting Kimberly Anne, Prides, Seafret and my own tour. I featured in and had my track used as the soundtrack too, I’ve had radio play on Radio 2 and 6 Music and more, it truly has been such a joy.
Can you tell us the story behind ‘Dear Joey,’?
I wanted to dedicate my next two EP’s to my siblings, the people whom I love the most. The songs are written as almost like letters to them and so I begin with ‘Dear Joey,’.
It’s not long until the launch night, how are you feeling about it and what’s in store for your fans in 2016?
This year I am hugely excited to be releasing my second EP, I have just come off my first European tour supporting the incredible Jake Isaac and then I am off to tour the States in the summer. Happy Anna!
What drives you to be a successful independent musician?
The fact that there’s no Plan B; there’s nothing I’m more passionate about and I really do have tunnel vision when it comes to my career. It’s a privilege.
If you could be on stage with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
No doubt, Jeff Buckley, he honestly was one of the most incredible musicians and performers. It’s not very often you see an artist that truly makes you feel something.
To all your fellow musicians who are just starting out, what advice would you give them?Take time making the best music you can, developing that before releasing it, know what you want, where you want to be, how to build that. Educate yourself on the business as that’s an imperative part of it and work as hard as you can, be willing to sacrifice and don’t expect anything from anyone else. Live and breathe what you’re doing.