Today, New York-based singer, songwriter, and musician, Anna Rose, releases the official music video for “Sucker Puncher,” the second single from her forthcoming album produced by Paul Moak.
With a tinge of roots rock, “Sucker Puncher” encapsulates what makes Rose such a dynamic performer: provocative lyrics, powerhouse vocals, and authentic, punch-you-in-the-nose female badassery.
The video for “Sucker Puncher” was directed by Rose’s longtime friend, Émilie Richard-Froozan, who directed Suki Waterhouse’s “Valentine,” as well as Hurray For The Riff Raff’s “I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright),” which won Offbeat Magazine’s 2015 Best Music Video of The Year. Froozan’s first feature film, Buttercup Bill, premiered at the Marfa Film Festival.
“Émilie and I grew up together, dancing our asses off to any hit song we could get our hands on, singing at the top of our lungs,” remembers Rose. “We wanted to make a video that felt like that. We’d go on road trips, get lost and make videos, so this was really just an excuse for us to do what we’ve always done for the love of a song.”
Filmed in Desert Hot Springs, California, the engaging music video features dancer Dean Elex Bais & a sweeping desert road.
“It is a song for all of the underdogs out there,” describes Rose. “For me personally, the struggle to be heard in an industry where a songwriter’s work is so undervalued has almost crippled me at times, but writing this song with Justin Glasco felt like a triumph. Truthfully, this whole upcoming record is brutally honest in a lyrical sense and this song felt incredibly cathartic in its writing and production. It’s a testament to the fight I have inside me. I’ve never been quiet, I’ve always been rebellious, I have never cowered to the industry standard and I do not apologize for that.”
CATCH ANNA ON TOUR:
8/11 SHOW: Eddie’s Attic (supporting Tyler Hilton) [DECATUR, GA]
8/13 SHOW: Open Chord (supporting Tyler Hilton) [KNOXVILLE, TN]
9/13-9/14 FESTIVAL: Little C Music Festival [CANTON, OH]
9/21-9/22 FESTIVAL: Pilgrimage Festival [FRANKLIN, TN]
9/28-10/1 FESTIVAL: Ocean State of Mind Festival [BRISTOL, RI]
11/13-11/23 TOUR: Co-Headline Tour with Granville Automatic (Northeast + Southeast)