This post was originally published in September 2018.
With her new single Too High, Anna Shoemaker drops a little wisdom about not getting too close, and not going too fast. She plays hard to get, but leaves it open, and we are left to wonder what exactly is going to happen if she spends the night; no promises are made, but the beat is nice, and I’m sure the message will be welcome among the young and occasionally stoned. Legalized marijuana is here to stay, and so are songs about getting high.
Beyond the low-hanging-fruit of normalizing collegiate hedonism, the image and the persona that Shoemaker delivers is sumptuous, and the song shines as a stylistic reference to the casual, the throwaway, the kicked-back let’s-do-something-we-won’t-remember kind of restlessness. The mood is very hard to resist.
New York’s own indie-pop darling Anna Shoemaker has emerged as an act to watch with her dreamy, hypnotic vocals and astute lyricism. This song is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters playlist.