Premiere: Anastasia Hera’s Feeling Herself in “Big Tuna” video

Austin melodic trap artist puts her energy and swagger on display

“Big Tuna” stands out as a statement of supreme confidence for melodic trap artist Anastasia Hera, who floats metaphors about aquatic ecosystems to describe her big-fish-in-a-small-pond mentality, while showcasing her southern swagger with talk of “Swangin' out wide in the intersection.”

Anastasia Hera (Photo courtesy of Juice Consulting)

“It’s about wishing for more, working for more, striving for better circumstances, but I wanted to put it across in a slightly cocky way – like I’m feeling myself,” Hera says of the single. “I know success is mine if I go after it and I wanted to say that in my own way of speaking as a southern woman and a native Texan.”

Lead single of May’s This is Anastasia EP, helmed by melodic-minded producer Ty on Da Track, the dance floor worthy “Big Tuna” now sees a video release. The clip, shot by videographer Daniel Castillo – aka Dan2theL – depicts the depths of Hera’s hustle as she goes from a job, to lunch, to the gym, to the studio, to the practice space, to a photo shoot, to a video session, and on and on.

“It plays out like a day in the life,” Hera explains of the video. “All the things I have to do to stay on top of my career and what I’m trying to accomplish.”

Fronting a live ensemble billed as Anastasia and the Heroes, Hera appears tonight at Haute Spot in Cedar Park. She’s also recently announced appearances at Empire Garage on July 3 for the Keyz Street Block Party and a proper EP release show on July 28 at Geraldine’s. A post-pandemic reemergence to the stage comes bittersweet for the artist whose homebody nature leads her friends to call her a “recluse.”

“Once things began to open up, I didn’t have any excuse to stay home anymore,” he says with a laugh. “I’ve got this body work I’m very confident in, that I put all this energy into while we were home… now I have to go out and push it.”

Real shit. Big facts. “Big Tuna” premieres here:

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