Beauty Sleep is the latest album from Bay Area punk band Neverlyn
Growing up in Livermore, California, Anna Neitzel had aspirations of being a college basketball player. A twist of fate brought her back to her true passion for music that’s turned into a career. Pop punk band Neverlyn’s latest album “Beauty Sleep” will be released later this month and Neitzel gives fans a sneak peak into some new songs and the backstories that brought them into existence. She talks how was she was inspired by Haley Williams, tour plans, the challenge of making videos, meditation and what’s next for the former low-post standout.
Anna Neitzel of Neverlyn on New Album Taking the Band to Next Level
"There's definitely some about my personal relationships in there and we find sneaky ways to let those people know. There's lines and words and specific lyrics that to anyone else, they wouldn't get it or wouldn't think 'Oh, that's about me.' But me make sure that it's known."
"You couldn't draw up a better last home game scenario for him. He's been such a great story. Great kid. Great leadership. He didn't get a lot of minutes but is as committed as anyone on our team to working hard and us being good. It was cool. The fans were cheering for him and yelling 'Sheets! Sheets! Sheets!' and I couldn't fight 'em off any longer. So let me let his guy loose and he hits the shot. It was just incredible. It's one of my favorite moments at Saint Mary's...I'll never forget that one."
"What hurt us bad is that for some reason they put a stop to us going into the juvenile hall and teaching the kids...when the system kind of shuts down because someone's claiming they don't have enough workers....I've been through the system and the reason I wanted to go to the juvenile hall is because I've been there before. Other people gotta understand that when come into these juvenile halls and come into these places, these kids don't want to hearing nothing about no talking because they hear that every day. They want to hear what can you do for them."
"Kobe said....you have to envision, see yourself being great even if you're not great yet. I'm like 13 or 14 and I'm like 'what the hell does that mean.?' Eventually, I got older and started to watch him win championships and I think it's starting to click of what he was saying. I have to see myself so I have to envision even though I'm not there, I still have to work toward being there because that's my end goal."
"That's why this moment has manifested. Because when I'm at certain bars that are so small....you're like truly crammed in a corner and you can barely hear yourself. I mean, I have fought back tears....and thought 'Nooooooooooo.'"
"Hopefully, the iconic players and the superstar players will recognize that their great fortune has roots. And if you let Cooperstown tell the story, between lifetime contracts and voluntary servitude...going from that to free agency to blockbuster $330 million deals, there's a continuity issue...It"s a glaring and embarrassing, in my opinion, absence.""