MP3 Ann Holly - First Date
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First Date Songs
Ann Holly is finally first to live out her lifelong dreams. The 20 year old Jersey girl has just put the finishing touches on her debut release First Date , and the result is a high energy compilation, both edgy and honest, that reflects many of Ann's life's "firsts". Co written by Ann, with Nunzio Signore, First Date , gives us a real look into Ann's heart and soul.
Ann takes an introspective approach to song writing that creates an atmosphere which envelopes her audience, allowing them to relate to life's trials and tribulations. Ann draws on her own experiences to share feelings and some hard won observations about life, friendship and romance. She says, "To me it seems part of the human equation to share experiences and feelings with others; my hope is to give them something they can relate to. Sometimes in life, you just hit a wall and it always helps me to deal when I share my feelings." The album's first single, "Shame on You", examines a relationship gone awry and some honest revelations about being true to oneself with lines like: "Why we got to play these games/ Been blind to you all these days/ Baby just watch me go/ How far guess you'll never know."
Songs like "One Way Road" and "Tried To Be" paint a tapestry of feelings that give the listener a window into a soul searching for answers. "One Way Road" is about a friend who isn't the same person because she's gotten on the wrong path. The song attempts to create a bridge across the void to get her friend to realize that if she stays on the dark path she may never be able to find herself again. Ann says the concept for "Tried To Be" came to her one day in the car. She was thinking back to a conversation she had with a friend, who said, 'I wish I could be anyone but me today.' That brought Ann back to a time when she felt exactly the same way, so she ran with it.
First Date also boasts other cathartic works like "Hopin'" and "The Other Side", in which Ann reflects on relationships. Both songs are about searching through the rubble after one of those "hurricane" relationships ruins you. Ann last year was all about change and decisions. "Sometimes you have to leave things or people behind to follow your dreams, and that's really what these two songs are about." Through writing these two songs she was able to come to the realization that the relationship wasn't going in the right direction, and as hard as it was she just had to get over it.
Ann's first experiences of wanting to sing and perform came at an early age. "My mom used to sing in the car a lot, and like most five year old kids, I'd try to mimic her beautiful voice. I'd belt out songs, but I was truly horrible at that point, I think my mom may have even gone deaf a few times from my off-key attempts." She did a lot of church singing and started taking lessons, and her uphill road to a trained voice started there. Her passion for sharing her voice with others started when she saw her first Broadway show. That's when she started dreaming big, wanting to be able to sing like the performers she had seen on stage. Ann went to a performing arts high school for two years, and then transferred to a private school to be able to pursue training in New York City. "Private schools allowed me to go into New York three days a week. I got out of school for a half-day, which was pretty cool."
Ann parent's encouraged her to go to college; she chose Florida State University, where she notes, "My songwriting really took off because of so many soul-searching experiences." But Ann quickly realized that college wasn't where her heart lay. "School was great because I really needed to just be a normal college student after years of juggling professional lessons in NY and high school. But I always felt something was missing and I knew that I had to share my music with others." With this revelation came the move back home to New Jersey, where she was able to write and record her first EP. First Date features six original songs driven by Ann's passion and zeal for her craft.
First Date is now on sale world-wide through https://www.tradebit.com . Look for her full length album soon, which will include five more original songs.
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