Annika Catharina, a Canadian country artist from Abbotsford, British Columbia, is releasing her latest single, “What if I,” on January 26th across all digital platforms.
The song, crafted with collaborators Parker Graye and Brettyn Rose, and produced by The Renaissance (Dan Botch and Garrett Ward), is Catharina’s first musical offering of 2024. It features a fusion of dynamic banjo melodies and resounding drums that complement Catharina’s powerful vocal delivery.
Drawing from personal experiences, Catharina explores the complexities of unspoken emotions within relationships, reflecting on the delicate balance between comfort and uncertainty. She shares that the song was inspired by a past friendship where fear hindered expressing true feelings, leading to missed opportunities.
Catharina’s journey in country music has been marked by resilience and triumph. Despite facing adversity, including a life-altering accident requiring facial reconstruction, she has persevered, captivating audiences with her distinct sound. From her debut cover of “Sweet Child of Mine,” which garnered over 1 million Spotify streams, to her tenure as half of the duo Broadway Crush, Catharina has continuously impressed with her unwavering spirit.
With “What If I,” Catharina not only showcases her growth as an artist but also extends a message of empowerment to her listeners. Encouraging vulnerability and seizing opportunities for genuine connection, Catharina aims to inspire others to pursue what they truly desire.
Accompanying the single’s release is a music video, offering an emotive glimpse into Catharina’s musical journey. “What If I” promises to provide audiences with an introspective look into the heart and soul of the artist.
Annika Catharina offers here to us a story to which we can all relate, putting words on thoughts that almost all of us have already had, and for that, we are thankful to her!
Listen to “What If I” below!