Upcoming pop singer-songwriter Anie Delgado has swiftly caught the attention of global music enthusiasts with her dynamically magnetizing musical style & stunningly divine vocals, which has received high praise from fans & critics alike.
Now, Anie is using her vocals to help bring awareness on climate change with the brand new single “Dancing While The World Is On Fire” that promotes unity & togetherness towards listeners.
Proceeds from merchandise released with the song will benefit Zero Hour, an organization bringing awareness to climate and environmental justice.
Anie has kindly taken the time to speak with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution about her latest release. Check out what this gifted artist said below
Hey Anie, thanks for this interview. You are about to release the brand new single “Dancing While The World Is On Fire” on February 12th. How did the idea for this song come together?
Anie: This song came from an existential conversation the producer, Sam Nicolosi and I had during a session finishing up another song. We were just like wow our generation has a lot to deal with from COVID to systemic racism to climate change. We just started thinking about what we would do if the world was ending and that’s how the song came to be. As we were writing it, I realized that our generation has quite literally been dancing (on TikTok) while the world is on fire, but, we haven’t just been dancing. We’ve been connecting, organizing, and activating, so this made my perspective on the song a little lighter – more hopeful. The world will continue to turn, and we will fix this together. That’s the message I want to get across.
How would you compare the creative process of this single to your previous release “Daydream”?
Anie: “Daydream” was honestly a little more involved. It took a few different passes and re-writes to get it where we wanted it, but this song honestly wrote itself. I think it’s just because all of these issues were weighing so heavy on us that day, it was cathartic to get them out.
Did you always know that you would release “Dancing While The World Is On Fire” as a single?
Anie: No! It’s actually a part of an EP. And I first planned to only do one single from this EP which is my next song that’s coming out, but I kept having a hard time deciding what to push as a single because honestly each song truly has a life it its own and although it all fits into the world of the EP each has a different vibe, so after talking with my distributor and manager we decided to just release every song as a single. A big feat.
How did your family & friends react to your upcoming single?
Anie: I showed this song to my friends right after I wrote it because I wanted to make sure it couldn’t get misinterpreted and that my perspective on the issue shone through. I also asked advice from some of my activist friends on how I could transform the release into more than a song release and how to create some positive action from the song since it does raise awareness for climate change. They had some really great advice for me and that’s how I got to working with the activists I am collaborating with which has been an amazing experience.
I show my parents everything before releasing it and they were really proud of the positivity that shone through knowing that it has been a really tough year for me (like many others).
My best friend Monica got mad at me when I changed the private Soundcloud link before it was out, and she couldn’t listen anymore, so I had to send her a new one. Apparently, she bops to it often. I am really grateful to have such an amazing support system.
What does the song personally mean to you?
Anie: Although there’s a lot of imagery about climate change and that’s an issue I care deeply about, at its core the song is really just about finding moments of unity and humanity through uncomfortable change. Embracing the discomfort and knowing that the change is for the better. I think in the last few years we’ve seen a lot of resistance toward positive progress out of fear, but I’ve also seen a lot of unity, holding hands through difficult moments, and deciding to walk forward into uncertainty together and I think that’s really powerful. It’s really just a hug to my generation, like we’re going to create the world we want to live in alright? We just have to keep going.
If listeners could take anything away from this single, what would you like it to be?
Anie: Inciting change and celebrating progress are equally important. The work is important, but it’s daunting and so it’s important to recharge your batteries so you can continue to do the work. Celebrating progress is my favorite way to do this.
Do you have any further musical releases planned that you are currently able to tell us about? While there be a video for “Dancing While The World Is On Fire”?
Anie: Yes and yes! The music video comes out on February 24th and I have two more singles planned soon. Make sure to follow me on Spotify to get the latest.
Finally, is there a message that you would like to share with the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
Anie: Yes! I’m right here with you. Whatever you’re going through, there’s someone else out there probably going through the same thing. We’re really all in this life thing together, so let’s work together and be gentle on one another.
You can check out “Dancing While The World Is On Fire” below or purchase on iTunes here.