Everything You Wanted to Know About UNTITLED X'S Singer-Songwriter Anna Clendening
To mark her big return, Anna dropped a new collection of music with her UNTITLED X'S EP, consisting of five brilliant songs inspired by her past relationships—and five specific (unnamed) exes. After moving from L.A. to Nashville, it's clear Anna really looked inward to tap into her voice and channel her growth as a human and an artist, and from its soaring pop ballads to its upbeat bops about self-discovery, UNTITLED X'S is a must-listen from start to finish.
She's also gearing up to head out on a tour across the U.S. this month, concluding in L.A. on Oct. 5, and we got the chance to learn all about her as our latest Woman Crush Wednesday.
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Name: Anna Clendening
Hometown: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Birthday: March 12
1. Anna would love to get better at loving herself.
"I don't give myself enough credit or grace like I do with other people. I know this will always be something to work on, but this is something I've really started trying to do in 2022."
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2. She says the scariest thing she ever did was jumping off a 50-foot cliff with her best friend during a Hawaiian vacation for her 26th birthday.
"I'm always cranky, hidden in my room, and never shave my legs. It takes the right kind of person to break my walls down and see what's fully on the inside."
4. She's really good at word searches and puzzles.
"Any kind of puzzles, I'm obsessed with."
5. She's the middle child, between two younger brothers and an older half-sister.
"I think having two brothers definitely opened my eyes to a more 'rugged' childhood, if you will. It also made me extremely protective of who I love."
6. The last show she binge-watched was 90 Day Fiancé.
"I'm hopelessly addicted to the show and every single spin-off there is."
7. Recently, she hasn't taken "Mr. Percocet" by Noah Cyrus off repeat.
8. She's closer to her best friend, Sarah, than anyone else.
"She has been with me longer than any friend I've ever had. We have lived together. Laughed together. And almost died together. We spent the pandemic quarantined in the house painting, binging movies, and luckily not killing each other. She's such a beautiful person inside and out. She always hypes me up. She loves harder than anyone I know. And she's resilient as all get out."
9. She likes her pizza simple.
"I hate to be this person, but I'm a huge fan of just cheese. I like to live on the mild side, if you will."
10. She'd love to live in the world of The Walking Dead.
"I'm obsessed with anything zombie or end-of-the-world related. I know I wouldn't survive, but I like to think I would. I have a full-out plan if and when zombies break loose one day."
11. Above everything else, Anna loves to help people.
"I always have. It's a reflex for me. I see people hurting, struggling, sad, whatever the case may be—my innate reaction is, 'What can I do?' 'How can I help?' I always tell people I want to be the person I needed or would need. I know how bad it feels to be alone, and would never want someone else to feel that way"
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