If Drake’s “Hotline Bling” had a younger sister it would be Anna Shoemaker’s “Call Me” only she’s way cooler, sounds edgier, and has her crush on speed dial.
The 26 year-old artist, originally from Philadelphia, currently lives in Brooklyn and has always found her way to writing when it comes to channeling her emotions. What started as poems has evolved into her catalog of music, where every melody is traced with life experiences.
“I wrote ‘Call Me’ about a year ago as a sort of advertisement for someone to call me back. My friend and producer, Chedda, had this beautiful piano part he had written and we thought it would be cool to put a very generic sounding drum sample over it to make it teeter a little bit into corny ‘Hotline Bling’ type vibe,” explains Anna Shoemaker on how the song came together.
“Call Me” is proudly confident, knows what it wants, and isn’t afraid to nonchalantly ask for it. With little room for confusion, it flirts with the obvious. It wants the communication of a relationship accompanied with its full-time availability.
Craving for the compatibility to turn into a connection, Anna Shoemaker casually plays with a message she very seriously intends. Delighting in her giddy hints, “Call Me” thrives in the liberation of wanting someone but lives in the intimacy of not saying who.
Listen to “Call Me” below and stay tuned for more from the incredible Anna Shoemaker.