ANNA VOGELZANG RELEASES NEW SONG “BURNING STAR”
NEW ALBUM “BEACON” OUT OCTOBER 4th, 2019
“Wrapped in the gentle allure of her sleek, acoustic melodies, singer/songwriter Anna Vogelzang finds sweet release on her latest single “Burning Star.””- Grimy Goods
Anna Vogelzang to head out on Fall tour in support of BEACON
Tickets available at www.theanna.com
Los Angeles singer-songwriter Anna Vogelzang has released the third single, “Burning Star,” from her upcoming new album Beacon, due out October 4th, 2019 and available to pre-order now. Premiering the song with Grimy Goods, “Burning Star” is available now on all digital service providers here. Vogelzang kicks off her fall album release tour on Beacon’s release date at Los Angeles’ Hot Shot Muffler, before heading across the Midwest and North East with stops in Milwaukee, New York, Boston, and others, with additional dates to be announced soon. Visit www.theanna.com for more information on all upcoming tour dates.
The third single from Beacon, “Burning Star” came to Vogelzang in a burst of inspiration after visiting the Infinity Room at The Broad in Los Angeles, an art instillation by Yaki Kusama. Driving down the 110 after visiting the exhibit twice in one week, the melody and words came to her like a bolt of lightning. An empowerment song beneath the guise of a late-summer crush song, “Burning Star” opens clearly and beckons us in as the unique voice of Vogelzang enters to tell a love story. The guitar guides the narrative forward, as the free-spirited melody weaves in a playfulness and the listener begins to discern that the “burning star” is the virtue in us all. Vogelzang explains, “This is an empowerment song beneath the guise of a summer crush song. I’d like to think that I’m singing to my own burning star inside of myself, the good in me, and the good in all of us. What if we all had crushes on ourselves? What if we loved ourselves so fully that we wanted to unleash our blinding light, just waiting beneath the surface… This is my favorite kind of song — one that reveals itself to you instead of trying to outrun you.”
Vogelzang recently released the first two singles from Beacon, “Icarus” and the title track, “Beacon.” “Icarcus,” an anthem for self-acceptance, was premiered alongside a video made by youth campers at The Rock ‘n Roll Camp for Girls in Los Angeles, a program that Vogelzang has been actively working with for several years. Campers participating in the “Music Video Program,” selected “Icarus” during a blind submission process and and alongside a team of female filmmakers brought their vision for the song to life – check out the video here.
“Beacon,” was born from a place of searching, a theme found throughout Vogelzang’s life and career. Born in Boston, spending a decade in Madison, WI, and touring to every corner of the country in-between, Vogelzang has built her community from coast to coast, with her home on her fingertips, her music peppered with flavors of nostalgia and perpetual motion. After spending the last decade in Madison, WI, Vogelzang made the move to Los Angeles, where she has co-founded LA’s weekly songwriting group, “Song Salon,” with Adam Levy. This collective became the foundation of her journey into the West Coast’s music scene, and shortly after its formation, Vogelzang became pregnant with her first child. It was with this new sense of community in Los Angeles and the news of her pregnancy that Vogelzang decided to record an album throughout the deeply transitional phase, despite – and because of – the uncertainty of what was on the other side.
This feeling of living within a transient physical state while experiencing life in a new place was the origin and inspiration for the album. Beacon was co-produced by Tyler Chester (Andrew Bird, Joan Baez) and found the pulse of the West Coast infused into the songs. “These songs have California in their blood. All of them written in this new city, on a new journey, climate, home, community. They were written written to process these huge transitions – transitions of place, and into motherhood,” Vogelzang states. Beacon is Vogelzang’s seventh studio release.
Anna Vogelzang on Tour:
|10/4/19||Hot Shot Muffler||Los Angeles, CA|
|10/9/19||Nice Time||Appleton, WI|
|10/10/19||Anodyne Coffee Roasters||Milwaukee, WI|
|10/11/19||Parrish Music||Viroqua, WI|
|10/12/19||The Winnebago||Madison, WI|
|10/13/19||Hook and Ladder||Minneapolis, MN|
|11/21/19||Rockwood Music Hall||New York, NY|
|11/27/19||Club Passim||Cambridge, MA|
|12/7/19||Barrymore Theater||Madison, WI|
Additional dates to be announced soon.
Pre-order Beacon here.
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