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RVA Magazine first caught on to the amazing songstress Anneliese Grant when we heard her sing in The Folly. The local folksy rock band put out their debut EP in 2016 and Grant has been steadily performing with them ever since and prior to that, she was dazzling audiences with her vocals solo.
In May, the songwriter dropped her debut solo EP, Out to Graze, five bluesy/groovy tracks and she also has an additional house/disco project, Museum District. Grant’s been busy recording new material though, and last weekend she premiered a video for her song “Go From Here.”
The song, which is off her latest EP, focuses on survivors guilt and the phases of grief that one goes through after losing a loved one according to Grant.
“Over the last two years I’ve gone through a lot of surprising tragedy and loss,” she said. The video was an opportunity to show how these phases overlap and overwhelm, but how I’ve personally continued to move, perform, and attempt to heal through music and physical expression. The styling represents the various phases – and the “armor” that can be created with your clothing.”
As she walks by the river, singing gracefully and sweetly, Grant works through this grief shedding different pieces of her “armor” as the song progresses.
Grant has a gig coming up at Strange Matter on Jan. 15 alongside Kenneka Cook, Tara Dillard, and Dale, but you can catch her performing with The Folly Sun., Dec. 10 at The Camel. In the meantime, check out Out To Graze below.