Throughout her still young career, ANJ has made her mark on many facets of the music industry, yet songwriting remains her first love. In January 2014, she released her third studio album, “The Giant Unquiet”, which was funded by her fans who donated $15,000 on Kickstarter.com. ANJ calls the record (which was co-produced by Grammy Award-Winning Producer Otto D’Agnolo), a concept album that explores the “battle between faith and fear in the artist’s mind”. Her two previous releases, “When Grey Blushes” (2007) and “Coin and a Half Girls” (2004), as well as her steadfast touring of much of the east/west coasts, have helped her created the loyal fan base that made that crowd-funding campaign possible.
After moving out of her apartment and selling all of her belongings in 2013, ANJ recently launched her first blog, entitled “SeeSirenGo.Com” which will chronicle her touring adventures on the road, as she lives full-time in her 19-foot, Class-B Roadtrek RV.
ANJ has also flexed her muscles in the realm of TV/Film composition. In 2009, she was signed to a 5-year-contract (as one of the youngest composers to the company) to write music for several day-time talk shows, and has since had many instrumental pieces featured on the “OWN Network”. In 2008, her music also was licensed to Q. Music Collective for use on the CW network.
Over the past 5 years, ANJ has also won several songwriting competitions. She was the grand-prize in the John Legend “Be Legendary” Contest, the winner of the “Rising Star” Open Mic at the World Cafe in Philadelphia, and a finalist in both the “Independent World Music Series” Contest and the “VH1 Song of the Year” Contest. ANJ’s song “Former Stranger” was also licensed by AUR records for a compilation CD alongside Amy Winehouse, which was released in Europe and South Korea. Lastly, ANJ was chosen as a featured artist by A&R company “TAXI” in a full-page ad that is now running in several national magazines including Acoustic Guitar, American Songwriter, Recording Magazine, and more.
“Take away the sunlight at the end of the day and we are all left in shadow. It is here in the emotional dusk that ANJ crafts stories about the apparitions and wraiths that trouble her heart. The result is one of the most striking and darkly beautiful albums I’ve heard… “When Grey Blushes” is sublime.”- Wildy’s World Magazine