Anna Shoemaker is excited to share the video for her single “Too High.” The track is off her newly released debut EP East Side (5town Records). The video premiered viaBlackbook Magazine who note the single “is all jittery beats, sultry atmospherics and Anna’s soulful vocals, lyrically telling a story of giving oneself over to a burgeoning romance.” Of the video Anna says:

“My dad has always told me to ‘never get too high, never get too low,’ and I think that’s the first time I’ve ever disagreed with a piece of his advice. I don’t want to avoid feeling my feelings, whether they’re good or bad. I wrote this song when I was falling in love. I was so anxious trying to navigate the beginning of this relationship— I felt out of control trying to figure out if this person felt the same way as me. This song was really my way of telling myself it’s okay to lose control, it’s okay to let yourself fall in love or get ‘too high,’ because even if it turns to shit, you’re strong and you’ll build yourself back up again.

“The director of the music video, Tiffany Frances, has both an incredible eye and a very cinematic style to her work. We wanted the video to be specific to my personal style, true to who I am, and what ‘Too High’ is about. 5towns Records CEO, Steve Feinberg, and I came up with the idea for the skating thing, which ended up being a little freaky because we filmed it in an old abandoned bank with very uneven floors. We also purposefully chose not to fixate on someone as a romantic character in this video because we wanted to make it less about a relationship and more about female identity, finding yourself, and being unapologetically who you are.”

Anna will be playing tonight, November 13, at NYC’s Mercury Lounge. She is on at 7pm and tickets are available here.

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