Never mind the mood boards. When she came onto the set, I started taking away any props, as she totally filled the space. Rather then a model, she is a performing artist, taking on the direction but giving it her individual quality all the way. Her vibe is strong if not overpowering and only when she stops for a moment you can glimpse an old deep soul enclosed in that beautiful, young body.
Annahstasia Enuke is 24 yrs old singer / songwriter and visual artist from L.A. She released her debut EP – Sacred Bull in 2019. Same year she was invited to support Lenny Kravitz and joined his European Tour. With unapologetic attitude and voice, which carries the profound, soulful notes, she is on the rising stardom in the music industry. Avid learner and experimenter, self proclaimed DYI queen and a queer. She is a natural born rebel. Not happy to be boxed in any genres, she prefers breaking stereotypes and inspiring new standards.
interview by Eva Dziedzic Aguirre
– Your voice has rather healing quality. I must confess the piece Black Orchid hypnotized me for about an hour. I put it on loop and it was beautiful music meditation. What’s your mind massage, your get away from overwhelming modern world?
Thank you, that’s such a pleasure to hear. We actually loved that song so much we’re giving it a new life soon, with new visuals. I’m really excited to release it. Amping up the peace. My mind massage… I have many, I’m in many ways a queen of self-care. I watch a lot of how-to videos, I love learning how to do things or having a lot of random practical knowledge, it makes me feel calm about the limitless scenarios in life. I have an entire playlist of things I want to learn how to do and recently I stumbled upon a video of suminagashi, which is water and ink marbling, and have been doing that when I’m feeling creatively blocked from my music or writing. It’s cheap and compact setup but because it’s so delicate it forces you to stop and breathe and be present.
-Breaking the stereotypes, is that something which comes to you naturally or you are conscious rebel?
Haha definitely naturally. I’ve always been the kid that has to ask why. At every age I annoyed my teachers, employers, collaborators… because I always have to know why and people aren’t used to that. Why do I need to do this, why do people do this in general, why right now, etc. If the “why” isn’t strong, I think there’s room to improve and innovate the process, find a better way. I’ve had people call me lazy for this but I don’t see it that way, in many ways it’s the opposite, I preserve my energy for what is truly important and use it as efficiently as I can. If rebellion is simply questioning the way things are done then yes I guess I’m naturally a rebel but I think it’s quite sad that we are conditioned to go around just accepting things as if they aren’t changeable…As if people didn’t make the rules in the first place.