A versatile and soulful voice to elevate your art. Influences including, Brandy, Whitney Houston, Jazmine Sullivan, Dawn Richard.
Anaya Parker is a gifted vocalist from Brooklyn,NY that uses classical and experimental elements of music to curate a unique sound. In her teens she was a part of an award winning gospel choir under the leadership of Vy Higgensen, Ahmaya Knoelle and Cissy Houston. She has caught the ear of accomplished musicians such as Mickey Shiloh and Beyonce.
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Anaya did an excellent job. I will definitely work with her again.
Gotta work with her! The way she hears music is unmatched. She can turn a rough idea into GOLD!
Anaya was super quick and swift with the responses, wow! She was quick to get the job done as well and was super honest with her review on my track. With that honest opinion, we were able to take a step in the right direction for the rest of the task.
Thanks Anaya! Will for sure hire you again in the future.
Dope singer/ dope songwriter! You wouldn’t be sorry if you hire her. She will come ready and kill your track.
Interview with Anaya Parker
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Mickey Shiloh, Brandon Yancey, Jessie Byrd
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will treat your project like its meaningful and important. because it is.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That the entire song populates in your brain at one time after hearing the music for 30 seconds lol
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What feeling do you want to convey? Tell me your story? What is the mood of this project?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be specific, be honest and be vulnerable. I love to put honest emotion into my work. I call myself an emotional translator :) To make your dreams come to life, I need to feel like I've gotten to know you.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: iPhone and a great pair of wired headphones. I can live on less! It's getting easier and easier to record greatness on that little device!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I grew up in a very musical family. The talent for my childhood beauty pageants was: Singing. I had my first performance at 4 years old! Somehow I thought I would be a lawyer but I'm using my voice in other ways these days.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Personally: Dark, Futuristic Rnb For my clients: Anything from RnB to Rock to Country
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Beyonce, Hands Down. Her work ethic and expectation for excellence is unmatched.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: RnB, Gospel, Hip Hop, Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Melodies!! I will find the pocket and make it pretty
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A bit of tradition and a bit of uncharted territory. I love merging elements of different genres to create and unexpected sound.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1. Listen to production (if provided) 2. Do a raw first impression take to map out melodies and get a feel for what imagery comes to mind or (use elements of my client's suggestions.) 3. Review first take and find parts that have obvious stand out verse/pre/chorus etc melodies/lyrics 4. Tell the story 5. Review lyrics to make sure the melody flows and the story is told.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's Really Simple: MacBook, Logic Pro X, Interface, MXL mic and Kaotica Eyeball
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dawn Richard- I think her approach to music is so raw and fearless James Fauntleroy- He is the King of melodies and he take music to another level Jazmine Sullivan- A vocal powerhouse that wields expert control over her voice
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Top lining- I create inventive melodies and lyrics that hug the music! Vocal production- I take an existing song and rework the melody, resulting in a catchy captivating song. Songwriting- I take an idea or existing song and re work the lyrics and melodies for a stellar outcome.