Anna Foye Feels Like a "Rattlesnake" From Debut EP "I Hope You're Happy"



British artist Anna Foye is unorthodox in every sense of the word--so much so that she created a song titled based on an creature that is seemingly quite unlikable: a rattlesnake. “Rattlesnake was written as my rebellion song,” Foye states. “After a lot of confusion about my identity and resentment towards anyone around me who seemed at peace with themselves, I came across a piece of information about rattlesnakes that said 'rattlesnake skin has a set of overlapping scales, providing protection from threats including physical trauma' and I thought, 'fine, if snakes can protect themselves from the world then so can I.”


It's a track that charts her ease and ability to overlap unique and distinct musical soundscapes (much like the idea of overlapping scales) to create a song that resonates both with its sound and its lyricism. Leaning into her singer-songwriter tendencies, "Rattlesnake" was penned with just a piano with her vocals until she felt the song deserved the same empowering message behind it, accompanying the vocals with a booming musical atmosphere. “We came to it with a very experimental approach using fairly unorthodox instrumentation; one of the key percussion parts is us hitting his kitchen table. I love how chaotic the process was, it reflects the message of the song in such a fun way. We built up the track and then added the backing vocals which are always my favourite part because they seem to blend everything together and fill the empty space.”


Although it's just one taste of Anna's 5-track debut EP, it's obvious that she's here with something to prove and is more than ready to solidify herself as an artist to watch out of England and, of course, beyond.