Not Easy to Forget, the second album by New-York based singer-songwriter Anya Singleton, invites vocal comparisons to work by such iconic artists as Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield and Rickie Lee Jones, while establishing itself as a classic collecion for a whole new generation. The follow-up to her critically acclaimed self-titled debut, Singleton's latest release expertly combines crowd pleasing pop elements with the rich sophistication of vocal jazz tinged with a bluesy raw edge. Her unforgettable voice, at once compelling, smoky, earthy, and conversational, shines with a genuine warmth and fluent delivery. A gifted singer with a unique talent, Singleton is truly Not Easy to Forget.
"Anya Singleton brings a 6 song EP that shows me exactly what has been missing from music as of late. This is simply an amazing piece of art. With an old jazz influence tossed in with a modern day blues feel to it, Anya Singleton is a welcome edition to my collection…overall it is Singleton’s powerful voice that will captivate you. She does everything right vocally and leaves you with your mouth dropped to the floor by the end of this EP. It’s hard to put into words how blown away I was by this EP, but Anya Singleton has a great thing going and I look forward to hearing more from her in the future."
- Jeffrey Kurtis, All Ages Zine review
"Anya Singleton's sensual, rich voice has a depth and character matched by her music. Not Easy To Forget may only comprise six songs but they evidence enough of Singleton's burgeoning talent [and]…superb delivery. Quality material and a stunning voice mean that Anya Singleton could well be a name to remember."
- Andrew Ellis, Ink 19
"Anya Singleton is equally comfortable singing jazz, blues, R&B and even rock; her new EP could be described accurately both as a small smorgasbord of styles and as a delicious, sultry concoction of well-crafted original material perfect for her style. Her voice is passionate but knowing, more warm than cool, and she puts her excellent technique in the service of the song - not the other way around, as jazz singers sometimes do.
However, to my ear, the most enjoyable thing about this EP, along with Singleton's delivery, is the original songwriting…the jazzy flavor of the arrangements gives the songs an earthy, acoustic edge. It's the originality on display that makes this short set special."
- Jon Sobel, blogcritics.org
"Anya Singleton is both an actress and a singer, and believe or not, both of these qualities give her power over her audience that’s difficult to find among jazz and blues artists. As an artist, she is phenomenal. She is able to manifest in her voice something sincere, something that most female singers cannot pull off…she brings from the past the honesty that is hardly found in contemporary music, though it is so often attempted. …Her retro style draws immediate comparisons to Ella Fitzgerald and Janis Joplin; at the same time, her compelling and gorgeous voice wouldn’t be confused with either one….making the listener close their eyes and enjoy the euphoric shivers spreading like fairy dust…"
- Christopher Patterson, www.thewigfitsallheads.com
"A dyed-in-the-wool blues vixen, Anya Singleton’s “Not Easy To Forget,” delivers commanding tracks that convey the truth of the blues. Though the album only contains six tracks, each is more potent then the next. In the great tradition of the masters of the genre, Singleton at times wails her feelings and at other times speaks softly giving the album a converse presence that will speak to true blues buffs. Anya Singleton’s “Not Easy To Forget,” will stick in blues fans minds as well as those who can embrace a fine vocalist who knows her stuff."
- Sari N. Kent, www.thecelebritycafe.com