Today we’d like to introduce you to Anna Scholfield.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Anna. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Music has always been a huge part of my life, but I didn’t realize that I could pursue a career in songwriting and performance until high school. The plan was originally to go into acting and then musical theater. I realized that what I was attracted to in musical theater was the storytelling and the performance, but felt that my voice wasn’t quite right for that style of music. So when I realized I could still have the parts I loved most about that art form and write songs specifically for my voice, I was sold.
I’ve been finding my voice as a songwriter since I was 15 or 16, but continue to hone in on my specific sound—though I’d hope that will always grow and change over time. It’s fun to find what you believe to be “your sound” only to rediscover it as you continue writing new music. Collaboration has been a big part of my musical journey, I really love working with new artists and songwriters. I feel that writing with other people reveals what you prioritize and value in songwriting, and defining the elements of what you personally consider to be a “good” song. I’m obsessed with the writing and recording process, it’s so satisfying to watch a song take shape.
My debut EP, the Polished EP, is out September 18th! I’m so excited to have these five tracks out, this project has been a long time in the making.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It’s definitely not always been a smooth road! Being a musician, or pursuing any career in entertainment/the arts for that matter, carries a degree of uncertainty that other industries don’t have. There isn’t always a clear cut path to success. It can be really defeating, and you have to learn early on to keep chipping away at your goals despite setbacks.
That being said, I’ve always felt really supported by friends and family as I navigate the industry and try to carve out a path for myself. Having people in your corner is so valuable and I feel very lucky to have that.
Can you give our readers some background on your music?
If I had to describe my sound, I would say it’s indie/pop with lots of vocal layers. I specialize in sad songs, that kind of darker lyrical content usually makes it’s way out on top when I’m writing. That being said, I welcome happy or uplifting lyrics with open arms when they show up, as that doesn’t come as easily to me. I love big cinematic soundscapes, but I’m also a sucker for minimal instrumentation and production. I guess it all depends on what a specific song calls for, but I definitely lean sound-wise in the direction of pop.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I think it was necessary for me to go through the different stages that I have to get to where I am, so I wouldn’t change that process. However, I would probably encourage my younger self to not limit my songwriting and music to such a narrow lane of what I thought it should sound like. And to learn guitar! I’m doing that now but it’s always easier to start younger with instruments.
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Deanie Chen took the photo in the cow print outfit!