See It First: Lady Lazarus Debuts Desert-Filmed ‘Anna’

Lady Lazarus is the acclaimed solo project of artist Melissa Ann Sweat — the performer is now on her third full-length album, Miracles, using the moniker.

Shortly after recording Miracles in Los Angeles, Sweat relocated to Joshua Tree. The creative influence of living in the Mojave Desert figures prominently in the visual aspect of the release. Yahoo Music is excited to debut an example: The video for “Anna” which shows off the landscape.

Since 2011, the artist has self-released two critically acclaimed albums; struggled with past depression, addiction and recovery; purged negative relationships from her life; and fallen in love. “While I’ve endured many struggles, I’ve tried to orient myself in a positive direction––which has come to a sort of fruition in this moment in my life and in my music,” she says.