Denver-based recording artist Anya Tischler is a versatile and passionate singer that has been honing her craft since the age of 11 and has been hitting the ground running since her inception into the market. The music video for her hypnotically visceral debut single “Won’t Be Broken” released earlier this month and so far has amassed over 1,000 plays and has drawn in an insatiable following. As a new artist in the musical spectrum, her experience in music is undeniably apparent and reflects very effectively when you hear her distinctive style. We sense some major things happening for her in the very near future, especially since being managed by Joe Patella from the Florida Songwriters Association. So we sat down with Anya for a comprehensive interview and got to ask her some questions about her career, influences, the past, present and future.
•How long have you been active under your current artist name?
I have been active under my current name of Songs by Anya since approximately October of 2020. This is the name I use in most of my social media. However, my artist name is my given name, Anya Tischler.
•What music scene/city do you currently represent?
I live in denver so I represent the Denver Music scene here in Colorado.
•The pandemic has really thrown a wrench into the live music experience and for artists altogether. How has it affected you and your career?
Honestly, the pandemic started my music career. I started posting covers because I was stuck at home for 2 months and so I just started playing all the time. Joe Patella discovered me through my youtube channel and reached out to me about letting him listen to some of my original work. It started out as him reviewing my work and giving me suggestions, and then evolved into a partnership of manager and artist.
•What are some of your music influences?
I have a lot of different ones and some that I was really influenced by growing up were bands like Evanesence and Three Days Grace. I also listened to artists like Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran and Sara Bareilles. I have tend to reflect a different artist’s style and influence on me in every song that I write.
•What kind of concepts do you tend to write about as an artist? Shine some light on that.
I generally tell stories about my life experiences. Sometimes those are painful moments, but sometimes they are about people in my life that fill me with joy or who amaze me so much that the words I say couldn’t express how I really feel. And my music has always been a way for me to sing what I can’t find the words to say.
•When is your next release coming out?
My next single release is set to be sometime in June of this year, probably the early part of June, but we have not nailed down a specific date as of yet. We are looking at it closely in the next couple weeks and should know soon.
•What’s in store for you in 2021? Give us the goods.
Besides the release in June, I will be releasing more music and maybe even getting to meet some other artists and collaborate with them, and I’m excited to continue working with the Florida Songwriters Association. I’ll be the featured artist in one of their next virtual workshops this year, so that will be a pretty cool experience! They are also planning now to organize an artist collaboration with some of their members, each of us helping the other to begin, or finish, writing a song. I also will continue to hone my craft and learn some new tips and tricks to the business, as I get to see how it works from the inside.
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