"[Anna] Renae melds together pop and folk sensibilities with a great deal of craft"
"If Anna Renae isn’t a star one day I’ll know I should have retired long before now"
"For those that like comparisons, think of Suzanne Vega with a hint of Taylor Swift"
"[Anna] Renae's narrative songs are honest, charming and beautifully performed"
"Her songwriting and ability to perform are truly impressive"
"Anna's music can go beneath the surface of the skin and touch the soul"
-Please Pass The Indie
Anna Renae is a pop/folk singer-songwriter, weaving musical stories inspired by life's complexities. Having roots in Lancashire and Northumberland, Anna graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2017 with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Popular Music, and is now based in Southampton.
Her debut album 'Skin' was released in March 2020, and her follow-up EP 'Speaking Her Mind' was released in October 2021, which both feature songs written between the ages of 13-21, telling stories that encapsulate many aspects of Anna's teenage and early adult life. Anna's music has received glowing reviews and has attained radio play around the world, including many plays on BBC Introducing.
Notable recent performances include: Ragged Bear Festival 2021; Beardy Folk Festival 2022; Purbeck Valley Folk Festival 2022; The Great British Folk Festival 2023. She is due to perform at the UK West Coast Folk Festival in January 2024.
Anna is also a vocalist and lyricist for Electronic Dance Music, collaborating with artists within genres such as Progressive Trance, Dance, Pop and Rave. Links to listen to all of her collaborations to date can be found here on the Music page.