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Anna Hillburg's Song Writing Brings Heartfelt Lyrics To Elegant Pop

Really Real / Courtesy of Anna Hillburg

San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Anna Hillburg has played in countless bands over the past 20 years. In this edition of Bay Area Beats, Anna shares how her experiences in the city contributed influenced her latest album, "Really Real."

In 2013, Anna released her first solo record and recalls it being a more vibrant time for the San Francisco art community. In the past five years, she’s coped with rising anxiety over climbing rent prices, while friends and fellow musicians have moved to places like Los Angeles and other cities with more stable pastures.

I stay here because I have rent control but I also stay here because, I know it sounds cheesy but I think it’s important. LA doesn’t need anymore artists. New York doesn’t need anymore artists.

"Really Real" is her second solo record titled on Oakland-based label, California Clap.

This edition of Bay Area Beats first aired in January 2019.

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