Hi Anna, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Thank you so much! I’m doing well. Everything’s been so crazy lately! I will say, being at home has allowed me to focus on music 100%, no excuses! So, I’m grateful for that.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Slip”?
“Slip” has been sitting, waiting to be released for about 3 years! I’ve always loved it. I always knew I wanted to release it.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
When writing this song, I thought about how it feels to be in love. In my experience, when the feelings really start to grow and you get those three little words stuck in your head, it can be hard keeping them to yourself. Sometimes they just wanna slip out.
Any plans to release any sort of video for the track?
Yes! I’ll be releasing a lovely, little, lyric video. I’m really excited!
The single comes off your new album The Way The Night Behaves – what’s the story behind the title?
“The way the night behaves” is actually a lyric from another new song of mine, “Night Follows”
How was the recording and writing process?
I wrote “Slip” with Austin Zudeck and Justin Thunstrom. They’re amazing! They came to Nashville on a trip and we spent a few days together writing. “Slip” started off as just a word/concept for a song. We talked about what that word meant and what we could write about. The idea of those three little words slipping out really resonated with me. I think we all have a fear of “I love you” being said at the wrong time. I got on the piano, we threw lyrics and melodies around. Out of all the songs we wrote over those few days, “Slip” was the one that stuck with me. Three years later, I recorded final vocals in my bedroom and spent a lot of time on background vocals! I think they really make the song.
What role does Nashville play in your music?
There is so much talent in Nashville. Living in Music City I’ve been able to learn and grown by being surrounded by amazing musicians and songwriters. There are so many different genres celebrated, and they all influence my music.
How much did you allow yourself to open to audience with this record?
Every song on this album tells a personal story. I think being vulnerable is the best way to write.
Would you call this your most personal album?
My music has always been personal and full of real emotion. I think this is my most personal album because some of these songs have been written about experiences that were very hard to go through. I didn’t hold back when writing about them.
Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?
The ups and downs of life give plenty of inspiration. Not only do I channel my own experiences when I write but I also see what other people are going through.
What else is happening next in Anna Graceman’s world?
SONGLAND!! My episode airs June 1st and I can’t wait! Also, more music will be released by the end of the year.