SONG REVIEW : ANIA TACKLES THE ETHICAL AND POLITICAL PROGRESSION OF GOVERNMENT ENTITIES ON NEW SINGLE 'POISON'
It is an extraordinary feat when a singer-songwriter is equally entrancing and alive in their word as they are on stage. Poland-born Ania is no exception to this statement, and embodies the quintessential representation of what it means to move and be moved by music. In her latest triumph “Poison,” Ania tackles the conspicuous entitlement and internal complexities that halt the ethical and political progression of government entities. Astute proclamations and direct confrontation from the USC graduate stand out among the romantically hypnotic guitar pickings that prove Ania is very much wise beyond her years: “Complications come from imitation/ Your privilege gets me down again.”
The video in and of itself is a wild trip of sorts with neon shades clouding the space surrounding Ania as she lyrically paints the portrait of a relationship gone astray; Indirectly telling the tale of a more politically-charged circumstance. With kaleidoscopic LA palm trees paired with graffitied pavement, it is reminiscent of a beloved, starkly color-graded, coming-of-age film. When set side-by-side with previous grit-rock singles “Doors Close” and “Runaway,” the heavy synth of “Poison” is a world of its own.
Despite the video’s illustration of a spiteful Trump-esque drummer behind center stage, Ania is very much a one-woman band. The master guitarist has demonstrated her flexibility and adaptability as she rotates her fellow band members in and out depending on availability. As she passes sincere gratitude to her all-powerful inspirations - Trent Raznor of Nine Inch Nails, St Vincent, Blondie, Tool, Rage Against the Machines, L7, Soundgarden, Nirvana - There is a casual sophistication and air of candor to her presence unlike any the music industry has noted prior. “Poison” serves to demonstrate that political statements do not have to be vehement and ear-splitting nor bombastic shows of individuality; It is the space between where Ania can be free of imitation’s “Poison.”
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Written by Grace Dallaglio
Grace Dallaglio is a recent graduate of the NYU Music Business program, with a love for lifting up and spotlighting up-and-coming creatives.
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