Inspired by the ups and downs of being a thirteen-year-old and the new relationships encountered by her and her friends, Anna wrote “Blamed it on Me” for a friend during quarantine. In recent months, Anna, like many other kids her age, has been forced to use Zoom and other types of social media to connect and communicate with the people around her. These changes have pushed Anna to continue to use songwriting as her primary outlet to convey her thoughts and feelings and commentate on these changes. Although Anna originally wrote “Blamed it on Me” on the piano (Anna’s preferred writing instrument), she felt that the song would sound better if it was played on the guitar. Thus, Adam Hawley was commissioned to play the guitar on the track and assist Anna in achieving her vision. “Blamed it on Me” was co-produced by Anna and her mother Carol Duboc and released through Carol’s label, Gold Note Music, Inc.
Earlier this year, Anna released two singles, “Lonely” and “Yellow Car,” both of which greatly contributed to Anna’s accumulation of over a million total views on Youtube. Both songs provide a fresh glimpse of what it’s like to be a thirteen-year-old during such uncertain times while also attempting to uplift listeners and provide them with hope for a brighter future.
Since her musical debut at age 5 as the lead opposite to Jack Grazer (It, Shazam, Beautiful Boy), Anna has also performed as a soloist and singer with Andrea Bocelli, Katy Perry and Kenny Loggins at numerous exciting venues including Carnegie Hall and The Dolby Theater.
Singing, dancing, and performing on stage since she was four years old, Anna comes from a highly artistic family. Her mother, Carol, has penned hits for Chante Moore, Patti LaBelle, Stephanie Mills, and others and has hit the charts with numerous jazz albums over the past 18 years. One of Anna’s great grandmothers was a prima ballerina and the other a concert pianist. Her great grandfather was an opera singer. From ages 4-7, she sang “Yesterday” so often that her tennis coach nicknamed her after the Beatles classic. Influenced by everyone from Ariana Grande and Queen to Rihanna and more recently Billie Eilish, she began writing songs in the third grade and created a CD of her music as a school assignment.
Anna’s musical theater resume is off the charts as well. Her theatre school, the Adderley School for Performing Arts, has been the home of Lotus, Jack Dylan Grazer and Golden Globe winner Ben Platt (“The Book of Mormon,” “Pitch Perfect,” “Dear Evan Hansen”). In addition to playing the lead in “Anything Goes,” with Grazer, Anna played the part of Penny in “Hairspray” with Lotus. Other shows she has starred in include “West Side Story,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Les Miserable,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” and “Ruthless”.
After winning the dance and singing solo competition, Anna was asked to sing the solo at Staples Center in front of Shaquille O’Neal and the L.A. Clippers. Later, in the summer of 2019, Anna played the role of Rusty in Kenny Loggins’ “Footloose Revival” musical. Anna’s voice has also appeared in television such as in the final episode of “God Friended Me.”