Anya Marina is a singer-songwriter with a childlike voice and the ability to tell a good story through her literate lyrics. We like singing along to "Womanizer, woman-womanizer/You're a womanizer," but sometimes you want something with more, you know, substance. Though her album, Slow & Steady Seduction: Phase II (ChopShop/Atlantic Records), doesn't come out until Jan. 20, her infectious -- in a good way, not germy way -- single "Move You" is available for download on iTunes today (listen to it here). The song is about a break-up, but its origins are academic, pulling inspiration from a Carl Jung quote. The famous psychologist once said: "Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain." Deep, eh?
"I love the idea that when you can't figure out something intellectually, going into your body and getting physical can help undo whatever you're grappling with," said Marina. Thus, we find her seductively purring out the chorus of: "I want to move you/move you around," giving us the hint that it really means: I kind of want to kick your ass, Jerkface. At least that's our humble, artistic interpretation.
You can listen to more of her songs on her MySpace page, and here's a fun video of her singing live with her old tour mate, Jason Mraz.