Month: December 2015

Happy New Year – Plans For 2016

2015 is almost over. I hope it was a good year for you despite the difficult political situation. For me the past year has brought a lot of musical and personal changes. In 2014 I definitely had more gigs than this year, but after all I decided to focus more on quality venues than being on stage as often as possible.

During the first half of 2015 I suffered from a slight lack of creativity. Some song drafts remained unfinished and unpublished because I simply didn’t consider them as good enough to be thrown out on the market. Due to surprising inspiration during my summer holidays (please read The Story Behind Tvoje Plave Oči), I suddenly had a strong urge to complete my EP The Muse differently than expected. I started to learn a new language, got rid of the pink wig connected with the Swinging Berlin record and said goodbye to a number of false friends.

After the making of The Muse I felt particularly attracted to the classical songs from the Croatian composer Josip Hatze. Thus, I started to arrange five tracks to be released on my first classical EP Serenada (learn more on Preview Of A Classical Record) next spring. In the meantime I discovered two additional songs which shall also appear on that record. In January I will film my first classical music video called “Suzi” (To A Tear). By the way, I have a brand-new quality camera to shoot overwhelming static and moving pictures!

In summer 2016 it’s fixed to go to Croatia to produce a breathtaking Tvoje Plave Oči video. I’ve already written a new first verse in Croatian (eventually I’m able to do it myself) and translated the song into English and French. The three new versions will be out on July 1st, 2016. As usual, I may also compose a series of new songs on which I will experiment with lyrics in different languages. Which language do you like most in connection with my voice? Before wishing you all the best for next year, I’m asking you to answer another poll:

HAPPY NEW YEAR! FROHES NEUES JAHR! SRETNA NOVA GODINA! BONNE ANNÉE!

Merry Christmas from Anna Aliena

2015 has passed extraordinarily quickly. At least that’s my personal impression! Only two days left till Christmas Eve and then the remaining days of this year will rush by like seconds. Please don’t mind if you think I’m exaggerating!

Even though there is no snow in Germany, I hope that the holidays will be bright and cosy – or as Queen sang on “Thank God It’s Christmas”: Let’s hope the snow will make this Christmas right … Irony? Yes, irony is great in combination with Christmas!

If you haven’t listened to my Christmas song “Buy, Buy For Christmas” yet, this will be your last occasion in 2015.

MERRY CHRISTMAS! FROHE WEIHNACHTEN! SRETAN BOŽIĆ! FELIZ NAVIDAD!