Omaha’s Anna McClellan has been growing her name for a good while. Keeping a steady pace of releases since her debut, her new album I Saw First Light is due in November and should make her a bigger deal than she already is. On her new single “Raisin” she throws caution to the wind and delivers a song that pulls you in with each note played.
The song opens with plucky tones and an offbeat sensibility. Finding the structure within the jazzy drums and the keys holds McClellan’s vocals. Hypnotic in their honesty and organic nature, the intricate balance between the arrangements and her voice offers a sound that’s open and earnest. There’s a bit of whimsy here that unfolds as the track plays out, yet the way in which she harmonizes alone should mystify your ears.
“Raisin” can be heard above or on all streaming platforms. I Saw First Light is ready to preorder on various formats directly from Father/Daughter Records. It releases on November 20.
Image Credits: Photo by Jccwa Faya.