ANNA.LUCAS SONGS ARE HYMNS - DARK AND AT THE SAME TIME FULL OF HOPE. THEY ARE A BRUTALLY HONEST AND DEEPLY POETICAL MIRROW OF OUR TIME.
Coming from a family of classical musicians, the german-swedish singer and composer Anna:Luca started her musical career early at the piano.
As a teenager, the classical trained pianist searched for a more free and direct form of expression and discovered her voice and songwriting as the right form for her artistry. She experimented with Hip Hop, Electronica, listened a lot to Tom Waits and fell in love with Jazz.
While studying at the Artez conservatory in Arnhem, Netherlands, she was discovered by the well-known Nu-Jazz project C L U B D E S B E L U G A S. Their first collaboration SWOP was followed up by six more studio albums, several collaborations with other Nu Jazz Artists and a few years of extensive touring all over the world.
In 2013 her first solo-album “Listen And Wait“ (chinchin records) was released. An album like a time capsule – full of memories, detailed observations of the world inside and around her. For her second solo-album Anna.Luca has joined up with producer and composer Rasmus Zschoch. Together they started to draw more heavily from electronic music again, using electronic instrumentation to contrast her lyrical melodies and the depth of her storytelling. The Album LOVE will be released in spring 2021.
With her new project SMALL FRIENDLY GIANT she combines the simplicity of scandinavian folk music with the liberty of Modern Jazz. Together with Pianist Roman Babik, bass and guitar player Hanno Busch and drummer Yonga Sun, she is searching for musical and lyrical freedom, as much as for unpretentious transparency. Playful at one moment, expressive and intense at the next, they always know how to stay grounded.
The Album SMALL FRIENDLY GIANT will be release in November 2020 on Frutex Tracks.
Apart from her own projects Anna.Luca has been
working as a freelance composer and songwriter. She has written music for motion pictures, short-films as well as for several TV shows.
Parallel suchte sie sich mit ihrer neuen Projekt S M A L L F R I E N D L Y G I A N T einen Weg zurück zu ihren musikalischen Wurzeln. So fließen Klassik und folkloristisches Liedgut mit modernem Jazz zusammen und ergeben eine ganz eigene Form der Polystilistik.
Anna Luca Mohrhenn hat ihre eigene Geschichte in Musik gegossen, hin zu einer melodischen Abstraktion, die der Jazz auf so wundersame Art und Weise möglich macht. Struktur und Ausbruch wechseln sich immer wieder ab, Improvisation folgt auf auskomponierte, polyphone Ordnung, skandinavisch-melancholische Melodiebögen und rhythmisch verschachtelte Konstrukte können auf organische Weise nebeneinander stehen.