In 2019 a duo under the moniker Anaté was formed with the intentions of producing classic music. The duo came together when Andrea searched tirelessly for a singer for his new project.
The results were futile as he couldn’t land on anybody to fit into that space. His friend later suggested Ana. After she sent her lyrics to Andrea, he knew that was exactlty what he was looking for.
Ana is a classically trained pianist who resides in Berlin. In addition to producing, Andrea, who is located in Milan, has over ten years of experience playing guitar in a variety of bands. The duet creates a perfect synergy.
After working on many projects the duo has fully synchronised creating not just any music but music that leaves a mark on you, where you end up asking for mor of their music.
Ana’s voice is so addictive and their new single After Is a prove of that. The song is expected to be released on 11/4/2021.it is the first single from their second EP Fume.
When asked about what the pair had to say about the song, this is what they had to say:
After is the first song off the upcoming EP Fume. We wrote it with a more laid back approach to the contemplating lyrics of the first album Confessions, moving also towards mainstream pop sounds – which will characterise the entire EP. After talks about recurring mistakes and the guilty pleasures we get out of them”.
But in a recent interview with Mister Styx of Musicarenagh and Ana the songwriter for Anate, she made some disclosures bout their music, what goes into the songwriting process, what she would have been doing if not for music
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What is your stage name?
Is there a story behind your stage name?
No crazy story, it’s how I (Ana, the singer) used to be called when I was in high school.
Where do you find inspiration?
Life, life, life + listening to any music genre really
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
I was trained in classical piano since I was 5, my father used to listen to Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin a lot + I used to watch MTV all day long – so this blend definitely explains my love for music in general, any genre. And my difficulty to stick to just one/a few 😀
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
Could say so. Even if they are not artists per se, my parents and grandparents were always interested in music, playing instruments, teaching me to enjoy music from an early age and insisting that I learn to play the piano.
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
I’m gonna be cliché but Lady Gaga was the one giving me the courage to express myself musically (and not only). I was always active from an artistic point of view but never felt like putting myself out there. Her “weirdness” made me feel like it’s ok to go and try and do whatever.
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
Apart from piano lessons, I took singing lessons later in high school. Writing music just came naturally.
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
I remember going to see Pendulum at a festival when I was in highschool, it was the first time I actually went to a festival with my friends. It was the best feeling ever to see them live, I was going through a heavy DnB phase and Pendulum was constantly on repeat on my Ipod 😀 When “Watercolor” started I remember jumping so high I was surprised haha
How could you describe your music?
Soft pop / downtempo influence, yet it covers a variety of genres.
Describe your creative process.
It can vary… I may sometimes write lyrics because I have a topic in mind, and then put them in a song. Other times I just jam on the piano and improvise melodies on some chords that I found. Other times I might get totally inspired by an instrumental Delman sends to me.
What is your main inspiration?
Life, I stick to that. People, experiences, feelings – fuelling art forever.
What musician do you admire most and why?
I’m a big fan of Lady Gaga for many reasons – she is a talented musician, composer, entertainer, she can easily adapt to various genres, while still bringing her own unique style to them.
Also, being such a big icon in the pop industry is definitely not a walk in the park – having the mental and physical strength to dedicate yourself to that is admirable. Not to mention the frustration of having to become a “brand”, yet pushing through it and somehow managing to keep the passion for music and art.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
Absolutely. The core might be the same, didn’t do major changes, but I like to explore and I am definitely still finding myself as an artist.
Who do you see as your main competitor?
I’m not a competitive person so I could never see other artists as competitors, only as inspiration.
What are your interests outside of music?
Dancing, sports, psychology, painting.
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
I’d probably be a dancer.
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
It’s not a problem but a thing that is specific to our generation – social media plays a huge role in promoting yourself, to the point where keeping the online engagement becomes a stress rather than something that is supposed to support your art.
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
Bring back the focus on music rather than on image. And slow it down a little… I often get the feeling that now there are hits after hits being made but we quickly forget each and every one of them because there’s a new thing coming that has all the hype.
Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
“After” is meant to focus on the aftermath of a love story – what comes… after it. After everything is said and done, after the high of it, after the lows – what is it that is left? What is it that we now understand better about ourselves and about the other?
What are your plans for the coming months?
We’re going to focus on promoting singles from our upcoming EP so stay tuned!
Watch Anate – Confusion
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans?
Nothing is planned for now, but always open to that!
What message would you like to give to your fans?
A big thank you for sticking around and for the support, we are truly moved by the response our work got. Hope we can keep providing enjoyable art for you! Stay tuned! 😊