PREMIERE: Anastasia Baast Releases New Music Video For “Evaporate”

“Evaporate” is the debut single of Anastasia Baast, vocalist and Berklee graduate based in NYC.
The powerful track mixes electronic trance music with pop influences and classic vocals to create a mesmerizing soundscape, with the melody evoking sensations of wistfulness and dreams. “Evaporate” is a deeply meaningful track about Baast’s past fight with eating disorders and the confusion, fear, and difficulties that this brought into her life. The lyrics talk about the hardships that a person with a mental illness goes through from a first person’s point of view, highlighting the isolation and communication troubles that these ailments bring with them. The result is a beautiful song that truly comes alive with Baast’s style of singing.

With both the music and the lyrics written by Baast and produced by Rhys Fulber (Front Line Assembly), the track kicks off slowly, with the vocals cutting through the soft music. The track then winds up, with a solid electronic beat and dreamy synth lines backing up the stirring vocals. “Evaporate” a full sounding track in its simplicity, directing the audience’s attention to the lyrics and the message they bring.

The beautiful video for “Evaporate”, directed by Frankie Turiano, features the struggles described in the lyrics, highlighting concepts such as the personal struggles, pain, and secrets. The emotions and energy of the track are excellently embodied by Hanna Fomenko in her role as the pole dancer, while Baast takes front and center, conveying her lyrics with passion and grace.

Russian born vocalist Anastasia Baast (real name Anastasia Bykova), has been singing from an early age and graduated from Villuan Music School, then moving on to study under Yana Tioulkova at her Jazz Vocal Studio. Having participated and won in several vocal competitions around Europe and the USA such as OPUS (Spain), Berliner Perle (Germany), and Star Chance (USA), she attended the world-renown Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, graduating with a Bachelors in Performing Arts. Now based in NYC, Anastasia regularly performs in the city and surrounding Tri-state area as a member of several outfits and as a featured artist. You can follow her on Instagram here.

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