About Anya Skidan

“Anya Skidan is a young Brooklynite unafraid to throw herself decidedly at life’s shadows, attempting to illuminate some psychedelic light over her settings. Haunted with emotion, her voice floats over a layer of sparse, dreamy tracks. In the first song off of her LP ‘Shine the Brightest,’ her raw, natural voice has an eerie vibe reminiscent of a darker Kimya Dawson. The track, ‘Spiritual,’ sets an interesting tone for the whole album, and showcases Skidan’s knack for portraying deep emotions over drastic conditions. “Hidden Treasures” and ‘Soft and Gentle’ have a more up-tempo feel, while ‘Summer is Gone’ sounds like some kind of nightmarish litany where the singing-in-the-round technique is used, in conjunction with a an arrangement full of malletism, ukeleles, and who knows what elseƉ the track makes the loss of the warm season seem that much more serious. This is a brooding artist, with music that will haunt you and your shadows long after the first listen.”, Deli Magazine, December 2012

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