Born and raised in South Carolina, Anna LaPrad had a deep passion for music from a young age. At nineteen she bought her first guitar and started playing and focusing on her songwriting. Performing frequently in Nashville, she recently released her second studio album, Storyteller.
The well-written twelve song collection, highlighted by LaPrad’s strong, versatile vocals, begins with the title track, a mid-tempo song about a person in your life who maybe not be forthright in the stories he or she tells. That is followed by her current single, the soulful, groovy, and humorous “Really.” The remainder of the album includes “Wanted Woman” an edgy southern rocker about a woman who gets caught in a love affair and the bluesy “Mayday” about falling fast in love. The varied instrumentation and tempos (and hand claps!) in “Stay” finds her promising to make him happy if he would just stay, while the clever lyrics of “If I Have To Tell You Why” have her leaving a relationship….something he didn’t see coming at all. The album also includes “Waitin’ On You,” “Preacher’s Daughter,” “Watch It Burn” and the powerful and emotional “Heroine,” which addresses substance use.
Storyteller concludes with “You're Still Here,” which is the only song not written or co-written by Anna. The song, originally recorded by twin sister duo, The Kinleys, has Jennifer Hughes (Kinley) providing backing vocals on the track.
Storyteller finds Anna LaPrad doing just that--and doing it well--in a collection of songs that you should definitely give a listen.