I’m inviting you to be part of my album via funding the songs one by one as they are released. I am using the money to promote the songs on digital channels.
Many of you reading this have played an important role in my journey in music. First of all, I want to thank you as I would not be here without you. And if you’re new to my music, happy to have you here as well!
By funding this third song "Guidance" via Corite you will become a co-owner of the song for a year: as the song is reaching its streaming goal, you will get a return on your investment.
The two other songs released so far – "DEEP" and "Closure" – were both fully funded in just a few days. What has especially made my heart sing is that I've been able to see both my old fans eagerly fund the songs as well as totally new people chip in. So thank you.
I believe this is a beautiful way of enforcing the bond between an artist and her audience. Creating something lasting is a joint venture. I'm excited to have you on board with me!
"Guidance" is the third release from my upcoming album The Rising. It's a story about taking a good, honest look on your life never mind how uncomfortable it might be.
The song is a beautiful piano & voice track with classic hip hop drums. The song eventually grows into epic measures with a stunning Van Halen inspired guitar solo by Andre Vasconcelos, supported by cellist Mila Laine. This song is at least partly the reason why The Rising album is now being amicably called a "21st century feminist Rocky soundtrack".
The album is based on a concept of emotional vibrations: each song represents one frequency. The songs are not just to feel the emotions, they're also to heal them. The first song "DEEP" was about the lowest vibration, shame, and its antidote, safety and acceptance. The second song "Closure" represented the second lowest vibration, guilt, and its antidote of learning to set boundaries. "Guidance" – the fourth lowest vibration, skipping one that will be spared for the album release – is about grief, the majestic and cleansing emotion of accepting what is, letting go, and enjoying the refreshing emptiness and clarity that follows.
"My voice, my piano, my beats." The foundation of Anni Pohto's music is built on layers of old school songwriting, 90s hip hop, and a dash of 21st-century pop music. Being titled as "the female Jack Garratt" and "the Nordic Alicia Keys", her impeccable musical talent and breeze of good vibes make her a true Northern Star.
Anni Pohto's fresh combination of the Nordic esthetics and love for the East Coast is rooted in her childhood in Finland and her life in New York and Boston. While working as a songwriter for other artists and struggling in the maze of the local music industry, Anni found herself both as a Berklee College of Music scholar and Master of Global Political Science to-be. Those experiences made it impossible for her to fit in the mold anymore.
Her EP ’Redemption Street’ sprang Anni into the national spotlight with ’Stains’ being chosen as the song of the week at YleX radio. This, together with her prior collaboration with the acclaimed Finnish rapper, Pyhimys, co-writing and co-producing his album Medium, cast the foundation of Anni’s career.
Now, Anni’s highly anticipated album will be released throughout the winter and spring of 2020–2021. Written during the last three years in several places in Finland, Central Europe, Africa, and the US, it truly proves the meaning of music as a global language. Just as her name Anni (pronounced like "sunny" without the S), and Pohto being her ancestral last name – her album is a wakeup call for people to realize their own powers. The album dives deep into our roots and ancient mythologies while resonating with everything that's going on in the world right now. According to her, there is always a new dawn. And that's exactly what Anni Pohto’s music is about: healing, grit, and empowerment.
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