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Hear Dutch artist ANUKA’s restful track ‘Blank Canvas’

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The sadness that often comes with a break-up doesn’t have to define the way you view the person you’ve loved for such a long time. In my case, after almost seven years of being in a dedicated, loving and sometimes bumpy relationship with my ex-partner, I continued to feel an immense amount of appreciation for everything he is. Letting go of what we had built together was a very impactful decision, but one that brought us closer to ourselves. Only time will tell if a friendship is on the horizon, but whether or not it is, I wish for him to have the most loving, care-free and nurturing life experience possible. Starting with a Blank Canvas.

Inspired by a long relationship with an ex-partner, unlike many others, ANUKA is emotionally intelligent and mature. It’s been a while, two years to be precise since we’ve written about ANUKA on our website. We’re glad to see she’s back with a self-produced record and seemingly more control over her creative process. It’s a peaceful place to be.


Written by Richardine Bartee

Her unprejudiced love for people, the arts, and business have taken her this far. Join Richardine on her journey as she writes history into existence, one article at a time. Richardine is a member of the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs, and a GRAMMY U Mentor. She is part of the Complex Day Ones, an exclusive community to help make the Complex experiences even better.