Anna Shoemaker recently released her incredible debut EP East Side, out now on 5Towns Records, and today she shares a stunning reworked version of the its’ title track. Entitled “East Side Too,” the melodic, heartfelt song reimagines “East Side” and features rapperTYLERXCORDY. Check out the song and Eleanor Petry-directed music video HERE viaGhettoblaster.
Shoemaker on the new song and video:
“Tyler was traveling when I sent him ‘East Side Too,’ but he sent me a rough demo of something he’d written over the instrumental and I was like, ‘shit ok this is really good!’ His verse feels very effortless and genuine and that’s really important to me for this song.
I’d been trying to come up with a video idea for this literally since I wrote it. All of my other songs have videos but for some reason I’ve just been really precious about this one. Eleanor Petry, our director, sent the craziest treatment to us with all of these stills from movies like ‘Christiane F’ and ‘Chunking Express’ and all the pressure on me completely lifted. I think the coolest thing about working with her was just how supportive her and her team was—I was surrounded by so many badass women (Petry, Ella Cepeda, Andi Metro and Sierra Stinson) .I never felt myself over-thinking or feeling self-conscious about the way I looked. I really was able to just get into it and that’s really difficult when you’re surrounded by virtual strangers trying to make something meaningful!
I feel like I grew a lot just in the making of this version of ‘East Side,’ as well as the video, so I am already excited for my next project. It’s hard to explain but I feel like I am in a different head space after this and excited to grow as an artist even more.”
Shoemaker is gearing up to record her sophomore EP in Nashville with GRAMMY-nominated producer JT Daly, just before heading straight to Austin in March as an official SXSW artist. Stay tuned for upcoming tour dates, showcases at SXSW, and new music.