Upon first hearing Anna Hauss’ latest single “jump,” it’s almost surprising that she isn’t a household name yet. After a bit of research, we discovered her previous song, “I Can’t Remember Love,” was featured in the Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit,” which may have introduced some to her talent.

“jump” is a brilliant contemporary entry into the singer-songwriter genre, resonating with the charming qualities of artists like Feist, Joan As Police Woman, and Lianne La Havas. The song starts with muted guitar strums accompanied by Hauss’ strong vocals, setting the rhythm for this upbeat indie pop track. Her voice carries a subtle melancholy as she delivers the lyrics, but the entry of lo-fi drums and bass prevents the mood from becoming too somber.

The song is enriched with various musical delights, such as the retro-style guitar that infuses the track with lively licks. Its tone is spot on, likely inspiring guitar enthusiasts to replicate it (hints of vibrato and tremolo are present for those tweaking their pedalboards). Another highlight is the vocal arrangement, particularly around the two-minute mark where background vocals complement the main line, subtly enhanced by Hauss with layered vocals.

While the first half of “jump” is captivating, the second half is where the production truly shines. But don’t just take our word for it — give it a listen and experience the magic for yourself.