Anna Scott Gambles with Heartbreak on ‘Deal’

Relationships are an awful lot like gambling when you really boil it down. From the hand your dealt to how you choose to play that hand, very little if anything at all is left in the hands on cardholder. Anna Scott’s new single, Deal, brilliantly explores this analogy in a way that is both heartbreaking and unshakably relatable for so many.

Recently, we had the chance to chat with Scott about her brand new single, musical background, journey, and more!!!

Worlds of Country 

When did you know that music was the thing for you?

Anna 

I’ve always said since I was really little. When I was like eight or nine, my mom took me to this local talent competition. And I ended up getting second place out of all the people that were there. So I think that’s when I realized that, you know, I could really do something with singing. So I started learning guitar and piano and just did everything I could musically since I was like eight or nine.

Worlds of Country 

So what would you say was that like the first big step you took towards making this more than just a dream

Anna 

I would say moving to Nashville for sure. When I graduated high school, I ended up getting accepted into Belmont. And I’m majoring in music. So that was definitely a big step moving away from home and deciding this was going to be my career.

Worlds of Country 

 Did you always sort of know in the back of your mind that Nashville was where you want it to end up at the end of the day?

Anna 

Actually, no, The first time I went to Nashville was actually to audition for the school when I was around 17. So I just knew I wanted to do music, I didn’t really know where I toured a couple places. And ultimately, Nashville was just the best fit for me to go.

Worlds of Country 

So how have you sort of developed your sound over over the years? And how would you describe your sound to someone who hasn’t heard your music before?

Anna 

I would say that my sound is  definitely country with rock and blues influences. And growing up, I grew up in hard rock and roll in Cleveland, and my dad played drums. So I always get to see him play. But my mom really likes old country. So she listened to Patsy Cline and Martina McBride. So I think the blend of those two really helped influence my sound. And it wasn’t until last year when I started playing out more and writing more songs, when I realized that this was going to be my sound.

Worlds of Country 

So how difficult is is it to sort of find that blend networks between those two very different sounds?

Anna 

It’s definitely difficult. I mean, there are some artists out there that are that are really doing cross genre stuff, and they’re killing it. But it took me a while to really find my sound and try not to emulate other people like other artists and these little bits and pieces of what different artists do and kind of formulate my own sound.

Worlds of Country 

Yeah, that’s interesting, because I think a lot of people are sort of forced into that copycat game. At the beginning.  So what would you say have been some of the bigger lessons you’ve learned along with this journey of yours?

Anna 

Definitely, that you are your own original person, you are your own voice. And like we said before, it’s kind of easy to compare yourself, especially when you’re in a place like Nashville, and there’s a million other people that can play circles around you and sing circles around you. But you have to realize that the only way you’re going to get better is by working on yourself and not comparing yourself to other people. So definitely staying true to  your own sound and,  and just working really hard.

Worlds of Country 

Can you tell us the story behind your new single, Deal?

Anna 

It’s really just about heartbreak an just about the struggles of going through heartbreak. And I used a lot of terminology from gambling and playing cards. I just felt like that really resonated with my message that I was trying to convey. And I hope it’s relatable for other people because I definitely felt those feelings before.

Worlds of Country 

Was this a song that you sort of knew as you were writing  that you wanted to put out there eventually?

Anna 

Yeah, I think one of the pieces of advice that I got from a friend was, you know, a song is good  if you can, like picture a music video in your head, or you can visualize the song before you even see pictures of it, or music video. And immediately, I think it was the playing card references and the gambling references, but I could see my vision coming to life as I was writing it, and that was something that was super strong.

Worlds of Country 

What’s next for you?

Anna 

I have another single in the works that I have recorded already with an awesome band, the same band we used for Deal. And I’ve been writing a lot this summer and playing out in Nashville. So my goal is to keep writing and get back in the studio soon.

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