Anya Karin – Lives in Us: A Ballad to Leave You Plaintively Raw

Sure, there are plenty of songs written on the subject of loss, yet, Anya Karin’s latest single “Lives in Us” is enough to leave anyone who has experienced the emotion captivated. Yet the singer-songwriter and pianist’s single goes beyond that with the uplifting sentimentality which is written into the lyrics to make such a bitter-sweet emotion a little easier to swallow. The downtempo piano melody is tentatively smooth, with the right amount of intricacy in parts to allow the instrumentals to hit just as hard as the lyrics. Anya Karin’s talent as a pianist and vocalist are undeniable, yet, the strength in her all-encompassing lyrics and ability to share the raw emotions is what truly sets her apart from the majority of up and coming artists. You can check out Anya Karin’s latest single Lives in Us by heading over to YouTube now. Review by Amelia Vandergast