Novice Talk: ANITA
Houston, Texas is one of music’s most storied cities. Legendary names like the late Pimp C, Bun B, DJ Screw and the Queen Beyoncé to name a few are historic figures hailing from the city.
The hottie herself, Megan Thee Stallion is one of the biggest artists in the world and that means there will be more emerging artists spanning across various genres to keep up with. ANITA is one name to get familiar with.
ANITA is a talented songstress from Houston with a colorful voice worth every listen. She’s only begun releasing music for a short period but has already made an early impression with 3 singles over the course of this year.
Her latest song, Spend The Night, is a lyrical phenomenon. ANITA pushes her pen to the fullest with dynamic storytelling over a lushful, uptempo production. This is the perfect chance to hear the vocalist showcase her artistry with an array of harmonies and captivating wordplay garnering all of a listener’s attention.
NP had the chance to catch up with ANITA following the release of a stellar record to discuss it, Houston’s continued legacy and what she envisions for herself amongst much more in another amazing conversation.
You can watch the full interview on YouTube by clicking here. You can also check out a few interview highlights below!
Cherry: Congratulations on the new song. How do you feel?
ANITA: I feel good. When they say “3rd times the charm”…I feel like this is the one. Working out the kinks with my team, especially as an independent artist I feel like we’re understanding the process a lot more.
Cherry: Let’s get into the new single. Where’d the inspiration for Spend The Night come from?
ANITA: It’s been about 2 years since I wrote it; I recorded it a year ago. Listening to it now, I always ask myself what zone was I in when I was writing this.
I love beats with Hip-Hop elements so when I heard the one you hear on this song, I knew it had to be a fun record but masculine in the same sense. I hated the way the song sounded after the initial studio session but it grew on me and now it’s my favorite record of mine.
Cherry: What does it mean for you to be from Houston knowing the legacy that comes with that?
ANITA: It makes me excited because we have so much culture. So many names that have come before me and there will be names after me; It puts things into perspective that everything I want is obtainable.
Cherry: What do you see for yourself within the next few years?
ANITA: God willing I hope i’ve got that “one” record. I definitely want to have so many more visuals and at least 2 more full projects. By then i’ll be more consistent with releasing music and understanding that I can’t just watch forever. I do want to drop an EP before the end of this year.
Cherry: What’s one piece of advice you would give to someone on the outside looking in?
ANITA: Don’t hesitate to release what you want to release, especially if you’re passionate about it. Art is meant to be shared. If you’re not working to perfect your skills in your craft you need to. Don’t think about it just do it.