“Everything I write is always going to reflect on my life,”
Anna Krantz's songs and performances have that rare, unifying ability to observe our joy and pain, and to celebrate the things that make us human.
Anna’s storytelling instincts as a songwriter were inspired by such heroes as Elton John, Van Morrison and the Irish vocal stylist Mary Black, and she still considers Joni Mitchell’s ‘Both Sides Now’ to be the ultimate lyric ever written. “I aspire to write that song every time I write,” she says.
Anna’s recent album Connected spawned an unexpected surprise when Sir Cliff Richard recorded a version of ‘Stardust’. “I was thrilled when I knew Cliff was releasing it”, said Anna. “What an absolute honour from such a legend!”
Having co-written with Ed Sheeran, who is still performing the songs they wrote together, Anna is much in demand for her co-writing and has had releases with Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, current star of Les Miserables in the West End Shan Ako and singer-songwriter Andreya Triana.
Anna moved to Nashville in 2013 where she lived for three years with close friend Lucie Silvas. During this time Anna wrote and produced much of her own music whist also writing with a host of incredible writers and artists including; Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby, Barry Dean, Mickey Guyton, Jeremy Spillman and Travis Meadows, to name a few.
"I’m now based in Dublin and I’ve had the honour of writing with some incredible people; the great Eleanor McEvoy, Jamie Lawson, Derek Ryan, Donna Taggart, Grainne Hunt and Eoin Glackin amongst others. As a lover of Irish music, having grown up listening to Mary Black and Van Morrison, it feels like real full circle experience to be making and performing music in Ireland."