Anana Kay Performs In Barnesville Tonight
BARNESVILLE — Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Anana Kaye today, Friday, Nov. 15, at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville.
Meet Anana Kaye, a Nashville-based Indie/Alt-Americana duo hailing from Georgia (the other one), where Argonauts sailed to steal The Golden Fleece and where wine was invented 8,000 years ago, Anana Kaye and Irakli Gabriel deliver a unique and distinctly European sound we rarely experience in such potent doses today. With influences including Kate Bush, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen and David Bowie their music is a genre bending musical experience akin to twisting kaleidoscope. Huffington Post calls them “rich, strong, tender, translucent and dynamic. The luminous vibrancy simply embraces the listener, enfolding you into sumptuousness.” Anana’s voice brings their ambient sound back to reality with it’s luxuriously earthy tone and husky timbre.
Their first EP, the brilliant, atmospheric “Sentient” produced by Aaron Nevezie at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, came out in 2016, featuring Anana’s voice and her keyboards, along with Irakli’s left-of-center approach to guitar as well as songwriting collaborations with Freddie Stevenson and Mike Scott of The Waterboys. The record shrouds us with themes including purpose, love, death and consciousness, but with their melodic guidance, the topics are accessible and enjoyable to question.
Their next album “Detour” was released this year on Aug. 2, diving deeper into the topics that make us human in the chaotic world around us, exploring themes of alienation and depression with an intensity from the couple’s spellbinding music married to imaginative lyrics about being kicked down and picking yourself up enough times to have an attitude about it.
Anana and Irakli currently live in Nashville, Tenn., where they also own and operate Duende Vision, a professional photo and video production company. They pride themselves on bringing a musical perspective to visual work with stylistic influences wide ranging in time period and geography. They are sure to create a novel accompaniment to any song, as they always do with their own. Their detailed, patient, meticulous and enthusiastic approach has been carefully bringing New York and Nashville artist’s vision to life in a unique fashion.
Doors will open at 7:30 p.m., and the show will begin at 8 p.m. For more information, call 423-276-2653 or visit Skyflight Productions on Facebook.