Anana Kaye is a Nashville based Indie Alt-Americana Duo. Hailing from Georgia, the other one, where Argonauts sailed to steal The Golden Fleece and where wine was invented 8000 years ago, Anana Kaye and Irakli Gabriel deliver a unique sound we rarely experience in such potent doses today. With influences including Kate Bush, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, and David Bowie their music is a genre bending musical experience akin to twisting kaleidoscope.
Huffington Post calls them “rich, strong, tender, translucent, and dynamic. The luminous vibrancy simply embraces the listener, enfolding you into sumptuousness.” Anana’s voice brings their ambient sound back to reality with it’s luxuriously earthy tone and husky timbre.
Their first EP, the brilliant, atmospheric “Sentient” produced by Aaron Nevezie at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, came out in 2016, featuring Anana’s voice and her keyboards, along with Irakli’s left-of-center approach to guitar as well as songwriting collaborations with Freddie Stevenson and Mike Scott of The Waterboys. The record shrouds us with themes including purpose, love, death, and consciousness, but with their melodic guidance, the topics are accessible and enjoyable to question.
Their next album "Detour" was released on August 2nd 2019, diving deeper into the topics that make us human in the chaotic world around us, exploring themes of alienation and depression with an intensity from the couple’s spellbinding music married to imaginative lyrics about being kicked down and picking yourself up enough times to have an attitude about it.
March 19th, 2021 marks the release of their collaboration with the late Americana great David Olney, "Whispers And Sighs" which was written and recorded by Irakli, Anana and David in Nashville by Brett Ryan Stewart. The album has been met with a widespread acclaim and featured in publications worldwide.
Anana and Irakli currently live in Nashville TN where they also own and operate Duende Vision, a professional photo and video production company. They pride themselves on bringing a musical perspective to visual work with stylistic influences wide ranging in time period and geography. Their detailed, patient, meticulous and enthusiastic approach has been carefully bringing New York and Nashville artist’s vision to life in a unique fashion.