Anna Nalick is featured on Yahoo! Music’s Who’s Next?, where she talked about her grandparents’ history in the entertainment industry, her own ideas on a Broadway career, being called an “old soul”, and more.
“My grandparents were in show business in the late 1920’s,” Anna explained regarding her musical roots. “They were on Broadway and performed with the Marx Brothers and Fred Astaire and they were in Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers and Desert Song, all before they went to movies. My grandma told me that if I wanted to get in the entertainment industry, I had better be prepared for a very difficult lifestyle. She warned me about it and she was right because I’m in a city or two every day. I’ve met lots and lots of people and going home is like a vacation sometimes.”
As for following directly in her grandparents’ footsteps, she said, “I danced a little bit as a kid. I don’t know if I was very good. I think singing was my calling instead. I don’t know if I ever want to perform on Broadway, like they did, but I certainly love it. I like the shows. What was a big inspiration for me was the music that was written.”
“I think songwriting is my favorite part,” Anna said about the favorite aspect of her profession. “I hope that I am more like a Joni Mitchell or Sara McLachlan, where they focus on music. I’ve been called an old soul since I was a little kid, and I wouldn’t say that it’s so far fetched. Actually I don’t feel like I fit in. I feel like I might have been more in touch with pop culture had I been born in the early 1900’s and grown up in the ’20s and ’30s. As a result of that, I try to write my music so that someday when I have grandkids who can listen to my songs they can relate to them on a very human level more than mom or oh grandma that’s so 2005.”
The interview and a performance of ‘Breathe (2 AM)’ has since been removed at Yahoo.com.
Anna Nalick performed on the ‘Today’ show on Tuesday (May 31) at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Check out pictures from FilmMagic.
Pop acts on television this week include No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani, who performs on ‘Total Request Live’ on Monday; Jesse McCartney, who visits ‘TRL’ on Monday; ‘American Idol’ champ Carrie Underwood, who stops by ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Tuesday, ‘The Early Show’ on Wednesday, and ‘The View’ on Thursday; Anna Nalick, who performs on ‘Today’ on Tuesday; Shakira, who performs on ‘TRL’ on Tuesday; Hilary Duff, who visits ‘TRL’ on Tuesday; Alana Grace, who performs on ‘Today’ on Wednesday; and Amos Lee, who performs on ‘Today’ on Thursday.
Anna Nalick is out with the video to her debut single ‘Breathe (2AM)’. Watch it online below.
Pop acts on television this week include matchbox twenty frontman Rob Thomas, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Monday and Tuesday; Jesse McCartney, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Monday; Anna Nalick, who performs on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Wednesday; and Aslyn, who visits ‘Daily Download’ on Thursday.
Anna Nalick checked in with fans on her official website on Tuesday (April 5). The singer/songwriter writes:
Guess who’s a busy girl?! I can’t believe the record comes out in only weeks now (I just did a little dance in my chair). As a few of you know, I turned 21 on March 30. I flew from Seattle to Tucson that day and had my first legal adult beverage in the airport. Ok, truth? I don’t drink or even like alcohol much, so after one Fruity Tuti Long Island Wallbanger On The Beach (or something) I just really needed a nap. I celebrated my birthday this past weekend with my family, and my Mom popped a celebratory bottle of champagne. We all had a glass with dinner (I drank half a glass), and then I marveled over that weird ‘can’t feel my nose thing’ and fell asleep on the couch while everyone else ate birthday cake. I am SO not a rockstar.
Nalick’s debut ‘Wreck Of The Day’ is out April 19th. The full story at annanalick.com has since been removed.
Singer songwriter Anna Nalick is set to release her debut album ‘Wreck of the Day’ on March 8, 2005. Listen to the album’s first single ‘Breathe (2AM)’ online at her official website, AnnaNalick.com.