indie Republik is proud to premiere Once Upon A Time, the new track out today by Anne Marie Almedal. The ex-singer of Scandi shoegaze indie band Velvet Belly floats her trademark airily bittersweet vocals across building layers of synths and voices and a lush soundscape. A constant fast programmed hi-hat makes for a counterweight to the calmer aspect of the song and keeps things relevant.
Nonchalant and incisive
REFERENCING ARTISTS LIKE COCTEAU TWINS / BAT FOR LASHES, AND MIXED BY TIM BRAN (LONDON GRAMMAR/PRIMAL SCREAM), ANNE MARIE ALMEDAL RETURNS WITH A DREAMPOP/ CHILLED ELECTRONICA SINGLE ‘ONCE UPON A TIME’
Nonchalant and incisive as ever, with Anne Marie’s pristine vocals wrapped in a haze of jangle guitar, saturated drum machines, hypnotic synths, and a life-affirming message of love.
Reminsiscent of her days fronting scandi shoegaze heroes Velvet Belly, with a trademark sense of bittersweet beauty, it’s a perfect comeback to form. The single is taken from her long-awaited fifth solo album, «We Dance Alone» coming up on May 22.
Referencing artists like Cocteau Twins, New Order & Bat For Lashes, mixed by Tim Bran (London Grammar/Primal Scream), produced by film-composer partner Nicholas Sillitoe, with up and coming chill-step maestro EvenS adding contemporary electronic presence.
Pristine vocals and jangle guitars markj a perfect comeback to form for the Norweigian pop/shoegaze singer
Previous praise for Anne Marie Almedal:
“Sweetness multiplied, sadness tripled, her music brings you a closer step to heaven…as fantastic as sharing the last cigarette with the one you love.” – ESQUIRE
“…a hint of Norwegian ice sends chills through all the rustles in the hedgerow.” – FINANCIAL TIMES
“Breathtaking” – DAILY EXPRESS