Anna Elyse Leaves Her Old Self Behind on New Single Slot Machines

Written by Divine Magazine

A poet at heart, Anna Elyse is a singer, songwriter and producer who draws inspiration from prolific songwriters like Neil Young and looks to modernize her sound with influences from producers like No ID, Mike Dean and Illangelo. “I always found solace in music, especially when I connected to the stories. And I hope to provide that for someone else.”

After graduating from UCLA, with a concentration in Creative Writing (Poetry), she went on to Audio Engineering School and found that one of her very favorite places to be was in the studio. She was used to spending many hours in the dance studio growing up, and stepping into the recording studio was like slipping into an immersive world she knew she fit.

She worked behind the scenes in recording studios and serendipitously ended up on a few prominent hip- hop albums (Logic’s albums: Under Pressure, The Incredible True Story, and No Pressure). But, it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that she decided to let go of her reservations and release her own music. Her self-produced and mixed debut single, “Trading Glances” landed her on several upcoming folk-pop playlists (Greywood Records, Dave Powers, HQIndie).

Anna is super excited to share her new single “Slot Machines”.

Here’s what she had to say about it: “Slot Machines is about realizing you’ve outgrown a situation. You try to make it work, like sitting at a slot machine and continuing to pull the lever in hopes that you’ll hit the jackpot the next time around. Even if you wanted things to go back to how they were, it wouldn’t be possible. You don’t belong there anymore. You’ve completely changed”.

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