ANA POPOVIC - Like It On Top (2018) & Live For Live (2020)
Super tasty, slinky good fun. Shades of Steely Dan meet hardcore funk and blues on this collection that finds Popovic exploring different sides of female empowerment and feminist issues. Popovic delivers a strong performance with juicy guitar licks, funky rhythms and spot on, lively vocals. Popovic shares about the album’s title, “Being on top is about achieving your own potential. Succeeding in jling work, family, social life, expectations of the others, of the society, while pushing limits. Renewing yourself and inspiring others. Like It On Top celebrates those women who take initiative, develop, inspire and motivate. It’s about feeling good about yourself and what you do.” Its 10 songs cover topics that are partly autobiographical and partly broader statements aimed at every women—desire and fantasy, feeling empowered about your craft, confronting dominant macho male attitudes, escaping an abusive marriage and how to have a strong man as your partner.
In the year that sees Ana Popovic celebrating 20 years as a touring musician, the award winning guitar player, singer and songwriter releases 'Live for LIVE', an exciting, versatile CD demonstrating why she's proudly looking back at a career of thousands of shows worldwide. This high-energy concert showcases not only Ana's mesmerizing guitar skills but also her fabulous band, successfully merging musical styles. Ana's passion on stage is so evident that the title sums it up, this is what she lives for! About the recording Popovic says: 'Playing live is the best feeling in the world, it's like sacred time to me. A moment my mind is free. I'm one with my guitar and when the music takes me over, it's like fuel to my soul. My drive has always been the unconditional love to play my instrument. As a performing artist you gotta push your limits. It's ultimately about what YOU want to achieve. And, in order to do that, you need to surround yourself with musicians that are searching for the same. Having a great band on stage with me is absolutely necessary. I get my inspiration from how well my band plays. Always striving for higher heights. This live album features an evening in France with my 6-piece band. We tried to capture some of the joy and magic that a live show brings. Can you feel it?
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