Singer-songwriter Anny Whyte of Swellendam has just released her debut single It Was You – marking the official start of a promising career.
The song made its international debut last night and it is clear that this young artist who hails from a musically gifted family, will become a household name.
Anny started playing the piano at the age of seven and by the time she was an 11-year-old she discovered her passion for the guitar. While It Was You is her first official music video, Anny had been writing her own original songs since she was 12-years-old.
“Making music for a living has always been my lifelong dream and I want to share my passion for music with the world,” said Anny.
Her debut 2020 release It Was You is set in modern contemporary rock and is a prime example of the capacity South African music has to produce world class entertainment.
Strongly influenced by artists like Alanis Morrissette, Taylor Swift, The Cranberries and more recently, Billie Eilish, who contributed to creating her rock/pop style, Anny also brings her unique flavour to the stage.
As an artist with a strong sense of righteousness, she stands up for human-and-animal rights and she believes in self-love as well as the importance of mental-and physical health.
Anny expresses herself through her music with a strong feminine power and by being true to herself.
Written by Anny, the track is close to her heart so she needed a team behind her that who could deliver what she had imagined the song could be. It Was You was recorded and produced at The Fresh Meat Studio by Gerhard Grobler who also features on the bass guitar.
In recording, Anny is accompanied by Willim Welsyn and Benjamin Hound on the lead guitar with the Kyle Gray on the drums.
When asked to explain the inspiration behind the track Anny said, “It was you”, refers to the fact that each and every person has their own “you” or a person who had knocked them down, but in spite of that, they were so much better off without them as they are finally able to just be themselves.”
The video was shot and directed by the Martin Geldenhuys at the amazing Orgasmic Music Gallery.
In the video Anny (acoustic guitar and vocals) is joined by Erick Zulch as lead guitarist, André van der Merwe as bassist and Johan Pretorius as the drummer.