We had the good fortune of connecting with Annie Scherer and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Annie, how does your business help the community?
I’m an Asian-American, female, dark-pop artist in Nashville. There is not a lot of that in Nashville, and the pop scene is still mostly underground here. I truly believe in the Nashville pop community, and I want to be a part of its fruition. I hope to inspire other artists like me as that happens!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I got my start as a classical pianist and most of my life has been devoted to piano. It’s helped me with my songwriting and my ability to produce. In 2021 I released a full length album called, “Garden Bed” that I produced and wrote myself. That was a big milestone for me, but I’m also excited to collaborate with others now that I’m in Nashville. I moved here a year and a half ago, and I’ve met amazing people and had incredible opportunities. A few weeks ago, I came in second place for a competition here called, Music City Mayhem, by Lightning 100, Nashville’s independent radio station. That is definitely one of my proudest accomplishments so far.

I describe my music as being dark-pop. I like interesting chord progressions and unique lyricism. I would say it’s a cross between Lana Del Rey, Taylor Swift, and The Beatles.

As far as challenges go, it’s very difficult to be an independent artist today. I am my own label, booking agent, manager, and publicist on top of all things creative. I work a full time job to be able to fund my music and my life. The industry is always changing too, so staying on top of trends and being willing to change with the tides can be a challenge.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
There is so much to do here! For food, probably Hawkers, Mas Tacos, Pinewood Social, Elegy, or Otaku. White Limozeen is always fun if they’re up for it. I’m not big on going to Broadway, so I try to avoid that area unless they’ve never been to Nashville. I love Centennial park and Shelby Bottoms for nature. Game Terminal and UpDown are good spots too.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My parents! My mom is a writer, and my dad is a visual artist so they have always encouraged me to pursue my passion.

Website: https://anniescherer.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anniescherer/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/anniescherer23

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anniescherermusic

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrjZnwSKmISF_7XTvqxv_2g

Image Credits
Josh Kranich, Nathaniel Clayton, John Rish

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