She’s still a teenager, but Anabella Paige’s sophisticated vocals and strong lyricism make her an artist well beyond her years. Incorporating the “modern touch on sentimentality” found in the music of artists like SZA and Norah Jones, the NYC-based singer-songwriter is able to give new life to classic feelings. Her debut single from April, “Bandage,” made her an artist on the rise, as it found placement on Spotify’s Fresh Finds and Fresh Finds Pop playlists. She also opened for Rosie on her recent US headline tour and for William Joseph Cook at The Mercury Lounge, expanding her platform to a wider audience. As she continues to forge her own path, Anabella keeps the memories close to her, which she describes on her sophomore single, “This I Miss.”
On “This I Miss,” Anabella closes the door on a relationship that she knew wouldn’t last. Even so, she is grateful that it happened, as suggested by the music. Sampling “A Prayer” by The O’Jays, the track incorporates romantic strings and moving beats to capture the blossoming feelings Anabella had at the time, which are reflected through the lyrics. With dreamy vocals, she sings, “This was heavenly / The memory weighs so heavenly / It was cold shock, it was heavenly / Warmed by the pressure, I remember it all” and “You belong in my spirit / Forever in my head,” enveloped by the memories. You can check it out below.
Telling us more about “This I Miss,” Anabella shares,
“Some people come into your life at a specific place and time for a reason, and I’ve found that it’s better to acknowledge that rather than wish you could have it forever, allowing it to lose the specialness that it had.”
You can listen to “This I Miss” on platforms like Apple Music and Spotify.