Title - Gonna Be Beautiful [EP]
Artist - Karney
For those unaware, throughout her storied music career, Anna Karney has performed across the country and released an incredible catalog of chart topping and critically acclaimed singles, EPs, and albums.
Now with her San Francisco-based band Karney is set to release Gonna Be Beautiful on February 18th, 2022, an exciting new collection of Karney originals along with some freshly conceived versions of old favorites.
Gonna Be Beautiful was recorded at East Bay Recorders in Oakland, CA, and produced by Anna Karney and Michael Rosen (Rancid, Tesla) and features performers that include Bill Ortiz (Santana, Tony Toni Tone) on trumpet; Jim Bogios (Counting Crows) on drums; James Deprato (Chuck Prophet Band) on guitar; Kevin White (Chuck Prophet Band) on bass; and longtime Karney band drummer Jeff Herrera.
Offering a message of hope in uncertain times on the title track Gonna Be Beautiful, Anna Karney encourages her listeners to not get discouraged and to keep moving towards a kinder, inclusive, and happier world as she sings “Turn on the light / Keep the vision in plain sight / Bring it all into focus.”
1. Gonna Be Beautiful
2. Love & Respect (revised)
3. Trust (acoustic)
4. Be Together
5. Heart of Gold
Keeping her mind on social justice and positive messages, Anna Karney’s lyrical content offers a sardonic and sometimes straightforward approach to many of the issues facing people today.
Thus with her musical influences including such notables as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Patti Smith, John Lennon, Sheryl Crow, Chrissie Hynde, and Joni Mitchell, Karney opens this EP on the diaphanous beauty of the title track Gonna Be Beautiful and backs that up seamlessly with the jangling guitar work and re-harmonized vocals of her revised 2012 title track, Love & Respect.
Next up is the delicate, at times, and yet always gently rambunctious in tone, acoustic Trust and then we get one of my own personal favorites, the harmonious nectar brought forth on the personal and heartfelt lyrical gossamer of Be Together, this delightfully vivacious, and well-crafted new EP coming to a close on an earnest rendition of Neil Young’s classic Heart Of Gold.
The Karney band has enjoyed several open-air concerts during Covid, giving vulnerable and at-risk populations the opportunity to enjoy live performance in a safe and relaxed way.
Stay tuned for more live performances in 2022!
Official EP Purchase Link
Be Together - Official Music Video