If you don’t know her yet, allow us to introduce you to this beautiful soul. Amsterdam based artist known from Cookachoo and performances with names such as such as Kamasi Washington, Oleta Adams, the Ladies of Soul, Typhoon and Zwart Licht. Ladies and gentleman, we’d love to introduce you to the one and only Anne-Fay.
With two EP’s in her pocket, Anne-Fay rocked the stage at Lowlands, ESNS, Paris Fashion Week and in the support act of Major Lazer and Buraka Som Sistema. The last featuring of Cookachoo was a video clip in which Dries Roelvink did a ‘vogue’ choreography in the Rijksmuseum. Recently she stopped both projects to fully focus on her solo career. This month she had her new work heard live for the first time as a solo artist in the support program of Rico & Sticks on Fabrique Mozaique. Lioness is the first track of the upcoming EP ‘Onyx’. Her brother Felix Kops (director and lyricist) directed the video clip of Lioness that will be released on October 5th. Anne-Fay explains that the video is a representation of how the artist deals with her doubts.
‘Just like my roots (Dutch, Surinamese, African, and Chinese), my music is ‘moksi’. (Moksi; Surinamese for ‘mixed’) – Anne-Fay
She explains further that her music is an unpolished mix of gospel, soul and hip-hop. Lioness is a personal number that is about a strong woman struggling with her Achilles heel, love. How far do you leave your own values in a difficult relationship out of sight, because of the fear of the pain that comes when you stop? And then do you close your heart to avoid that pain forever?
Here’s Anne-Fay’s ‘Lioness: