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Ann G – Something’s Got to Give Artist Spotlight Vol. 180 #AnnG


Why did you make this song?



I wrote “Something’s Got to Give” out of frustration with what is
happening in America right now. There are whole groups of people being
marginalized and discriminated against in the most blatant ways. The racism,
the vitriol, the police brutality…it is all too much, and just when I think it
can’t get any crazier, it does.



What do you want to achieve in your music career?



My main goal is to be creative and enjoy my process while using
my art to represent and speak to…everyday people. I don’t see anything wrong
with sex or owning nice things but most regular people don’t wake up in a new
Bugatti sipping on sizzurp, surrounded by strippers making it clap in slow-mo.
I just want to write about the things that I experience and share them with
people who might be able to see themselves in those experiences. Additionally,
I’m creating all of the sounds with my mouth so I’m taking on the challenge of
creating relevant sounding music without popular sound kits. I guess you could
say I want to achieve the goal of thriving outside of the box sonically and
conceptually.



 When did you start loving music and what are you
creating next? 



I loved music from the time I was a wee bitty kid. I started
piano lessons when I was 4-years-old. My mom bought an upright piano for me
maybe a year later. I vividly remember the guys delivering it and wheeling it
to the spot in the livingroom she’d decided was perfect for it. Being a little
kid, I didn’t have the discipline to practice every day so after a time I
announced I didn’t want to play piano anymore. My mom was NOT having it after
spending all that money on the piano. She insisted, “Oh no, baby. You’re gonna
play this piano.” She saw to it that I practiced and in retrospect I’m so glad
I wasn’t allowed to opt out so easily. She made it a bit easier for me by
purchasing music books with popular songs in them. I really got into that.



Next up for me — I’m planning to release the rest of the album
“The Sarah Project” in November. There are 7 more songs outside of “Something’s
Got to Give” and they’re created the same way — no real instruments besides my
voice. It was such a blessing to be able to create music exactly the way it was
in my head. I can’t wait to
share the full body of work.



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