Rap artist, songwriter, vocalist, model and actress Anastasia Hera is widely considered a standout, a true innovator amongst her peers and is using the microphone to step proudly into her destiny. Her new EP “This is Anastasia” dropped on May 20, 2021 and her latest single “Big Tuna” (composed by producer Ty on da Track) has already made its way to the Billboard charts for “mainstream R&B/Hip Hop indicator most added” and continues to garner national attention. The single is in rotation on several popular FM and digital radio stations. For Anastasia, “Big Tuna” is about projecting confidence, “swangin’ out wide in the intersection.” It’s about being a big fish in a small pond, and completely owning that.
“Growing up in this city meant easy access to so many flavors and textures of thought and expression. This city is absolutely crowded with sound, but I see an open lane when it comes to Hip Hop and R&B music. How does Austin’s contemporary Rap/R&B scene sound? This EP, fully composed and written by two Austin originals (Ty on da Track/ Anastasia Hera) is an attempt to establish a solid precedent for contemporary Urban music here”.
With a catalog of five well-received projects, several successful genre-bending collaborations, multiple “Best Female Artist” nods (Austin Hip Hop Awards), recognition from respected media (KAZI, KUTX, Austin Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman), dynamic performances (Sound on Sound Fest, SxSW, Urban Music Fest, Fun Fun Fun Festival, BabesFest, Hollins University Mayfest), Anastasia has worked to design and define her own niche within contemporary music.
Always one to go big, Anastasia has teamed up with a world-class team. The EP was recorded over the course of three years at TrakMajors Studio with Tim “T-Mo” Moore and at Pleasantville with RJ Maine. The album features production from uber-producer and frequent collaborator Ty on Da Track. She also performs live with her band The Heroes, who help her showcase her artful, energetic musical pieces for the live stage. ‘Anastasia and the Heroes’ consists of Anastasia on vocals, DJ Porter on the keyboard, Tevin Keeton on drums, Chip Belton on bass, Josh Garcia on guitar, and Luis Efren Hernandez on percussion.
With an eye to the future, Anastasia has recently aligned with So Bold Ent./Sony Orchard for consulting and content distribution, and RajiWorld LLC for live bookings, a firm step on her journey to the top. According to The Austin American Statesman, “She’s a force to be reckoned with on her own, but her squad also goes deep.”
Anastasia has now expanded her presence into the beverage and spirits industry, teaming up with Local Choice Spirits (North Charleston, SC) to launch HERA Tropical Rum, her own premium liquor brand.