Melbourne based artist Anna Smyrk weaves intricate indie-pop songs about far-flung places, long-distance love and trying to figure out what it means to be a human. Raised on a sonic diet of 60s and 70s folk music, Anna’s early work saw the young artist leaning into her innate indie folk sensibilities.
Now, Anna is excited to debut her latest incarnation with pop-rock belter, ‘Human Condition’. Since 2019’s Swim EP, her first new music, ‘Human Condition’ sees Smyrk teaming up with producer Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe, Meg Mac, Oh Pep) to mark a new era in the artist’s rising career.
To celebrate the release, Anna will take to the road with her full band for a handful of live shows across Victoria in June, launching the single and sharing songs from her forthcoming EP, due for release in the second half of 2021.
‘Human Condition’ was catalysed by Melbourne’s 2020 lockdowns, when social isolation became the norm and Anna began musing about the way we connect in normal times. With fuzzy vocals, punchy drums and big, bold guitars, the song teems with frustration over seemingly endless disconnect and sickening loneliness.
Hear Anna Smyrk unpack the single with us on The Music Weekly: