Anya Marina is a rare talent: a skillful songwriter than can encapsulate the most indescribable human emotions within the nooks and crannies of her lyrics. Her signature hit, “Satellite Heart,” is a shining example of her power to transform a personal experience into a universal anthem to which many lovers can relate. Perhaps this why the song is firmly attached to the relationship between Edward and Bella in New Moon, for which the song served as the backdrop for the Twilight saga’s soundtrack.
Following the independent release of Miss Halfway (2005) and Slow & Steady Seduction: Phase Two (2008), Anya Marina has meticulously crafted her forthcoming album, which will be released via Atlantic Records. A preview of this effort has been showcased on Spirit School, an EP that was released on November 15, 2010.
In promotion of Sprit School, Anya Marina managed to squeeze some time out of her busy schedule and settle down for an interview with Clayton Perry – reflecting on her recent move to Portland, her love of Deerhunter, and “Speakeasy,” her collaboration with Michael Lerner of Telekinesis.