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Dutch keyboardist Anan Ya'ari drops his long awaited first single featuring Luna Mae on vocals.

Anan has been a key player in bands for some of Hollands most soulful artists and plays frequently with Tim Wes, Jarreau Vandal, Gaidaa, Alain Clark, Anne-Fay & plenty of others. Now it's finally time to share his own creations with the world, starting with the aptly titled 'Speak Your Mind'.

Anan Den Boer, aka Anan Ya'ari, is a 30-year-old multi-instrumentalist/producer with the keys being his most frequently used weapon of choice. Graduated from the Amsterdam conservatory in 2013 and since then became a frequent face on the local circuit. Sonically he is right at home between the pillars of modern day soul, jazz, hip hop & alternative r&b. With these ingredients it makes complete sense that he's a touring musician in live bands of Full Crate, Jarreau Vandal, Gaidaa, Rebekka Ling & others.

Last year Anan did the #60secondsolo for the Red Bull Music Studio series, where he cooked up a little groove, built a warm chord progression and added some synths. All within a minute! It's a glimpse of his capabilities and a sweet little teaser of whats about to come next.

This first instalment of his forthcoming full release is a great introduction to Anan's production skills. Soulful guitar strums, finger snaps, soft synths and R&B songstress Luna Mae blessed the tune with her soaring vocals. Luna is more known for doing backing vocals for people like Waylon, Glennis Grace, Typhoon but isn't shy on the forefront either. After several singles, EPs and features its clear she's ready to take the center stage.

Yesterday Anan released a fitting live video for the single with a beautiful painted backdrop by artist Niels Egidius, who also did the cover art. It shows him playing all the elements of the track and Luna Mae speaks her mind and hits you with all the right feels.

'Speak Your Mind' is out now on all digital platforms and is the first single of his forthcoming EP 'YU'. More coming soon, so stay tuned!


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