Ana Marina recently released her debut album, Haunted, dark instrumental tones balanced with pure soprano vocals. Haunted is for lovers of good singing presented in a moody, new-age style with touches of rock tones.
The album starts with five original songs. Ana Marina has written poetic lyrics matched by soaring melodies, and interesting rhythms, all with great confidence.
In My Dreams, by Ana Marina
There is only you
In my dreams
Crashing through a million stars to you Atoms fly
And I know why
In my dreams
There we meet, by the flowing streamsCan you feel me falling?
Can you feel me reaching for you?”
This album proves that she also has great talent and possesses much ambition. She notes that one of her influences is Sarah Brightman, and it must be said that she has a far superior voice in every way. Her delicious tone and effortless range leave Brightman in the dust.
Ana Marina says:
The title track, Haunted, is inspired by the power of the connection between people, even after they have gone. Akin to the other original compositions, the title track has a beautiful mix of sophisticated vocals, strings, piano and drums, all assisting to create an otherworldly and ultimately very unique sound.
Ana Marina is an Australian who has enjoyed success performing all over the world in productions of Phantom of The Opera, Les Miserables and Jekyll and Hyde. Having spent so much time performing in music theatre, it is not a surprise that this talented artist has wanted to tell her own stories, which she has even managed to do when singing very familiar songs.
A project like Haunted comes straight from the heart; words and music sung with great care and musicality. Beautiful.