Anabel Englund, acclaimed lead vocalist from the alternative band, Hot Natured, is stepping out.
A well-known cult performer in the house music community, her lead vocals first landed on Lee Foss and MK’s hit “Electricity” gaining momentum and critical notice. While she garnered international attention for her collaborative work, it was “Reverse Skydiving”—the haunting, beautiful track from Lee Foss’ and Jamie Jones’ band, Hot Natured—that catapulted Englund and the band into international recognition. Englund’s live energetic performance was infectious, galvanizing audiences worldwide.
“Something else takes over me,” she says. “It’s one of the times when I’m the most in my body but not at the same time. I love being able to channel into something that I don’t do everyday. It’s not just that everyone is watching…I am watching them and making eye contact with different people. It’s super special. It’s a really intimate experience that I love.”
A native of Southern California, Englund started her career writing for ABC Family TV. Her passion, immediately influenced by the electronic dance community, she quickly became immersed in the scene. Her rich, sultry delivery is undeniable. It is her distinct, audio signature that has brought her into her own solo career.
In late 2016, she put out a cool, house vibe with “London Headache” on Defected Records. Her smoky vocals tell a story of love and youthful abandon over a carefree beat perfect for poolside sunsets or scenic canyon drives. She'll tap into a similar energy on a forthcoming EP.
Englund has a sonic truth she seeks to share through her own art and performance. Her vocal elocution is always smooth and calming, even as it dances on a dynamic beat. She's ready to tell her musical story of human connection and positivity through fun, colorful chords and driving beats. By taking a more hands-on role in the production process, she captures the energy and vibe of the music that lives in her mind.
Recently, Englund landed another hit: Gari Safari, a touring one-size- fits-all party series she helps curate with her brother and friends. It is all about the beauty and diversity of live dance music. Whether turning up in the south Florida sun at Miami Music Week or going late night in New York City, the Gari Safari is a late night DJ scene that serves memorable, high-energy experiences with 100 percent live vocals and hours of original music.
“The theme is to let your inner animal shine,” she says…which is exactly what lies at the heart of everything Englund touches. Whether she's performing at Glastonbury or a dark warehouse in her native Los Angeles; in the studio laying down new tracks for her solo career or collaborating with likeminded artists to create something larger than themselves. Englund bares her soul for all to see, and she's ready for her close up.