Anna Sun – “Do What You Have To”


Brooklyn-based trio Anna Sun craft a moody rock intrigue on new single “Do What You Have To,” emitting a post-breakup stirring alongside a sound steeped in post-punk and alt-rock fervency. The former style emits a nostalgic lingering to start amidst vocals pushing to move on, culminating in the compelling “in the night, I try to find you,” escalation. “I’m angry with you too,” the vocals remind amidst the yearning, engrossingly emphasizing the complexities involved in a fractured relationship.

Vocalist/guitarist Sam Aneson provides some background on the track: “I wrote this song based off a jam I did with my then boyfriend. After he left me, I turned it into a song about how I had no choice but to let him follow his heart, even though it left me in pieces.”

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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