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Annie wants to be heard
Posted at 8:21 AM, 04 July 2008 -

Speaking to the Guardian, Annie voices that she wants people to either hate her music or like her music, as long as they've listened to it. "I want to reach out to people, I definitely want to be heard. If I sold a million records, of course I would like that, but I need - I want people to listen. I spend a lot of time and energy on trying to make really good music, and it's a very personal thing - and you like people to like what you do."

She admits to having deliberately shifted her own compositional strategy to more pop-oriented structures: "I was definitely much more focused on the actual songwriting. On Anniemal, I was very much thinking about the production all the time - I would take three days just to get the bass sounding right - but this time I wanted to make songs which you could put into any context, but the melody would still be amazing."

Guardian writer Alex Macpherson says that in that respect Annie has succeeded and that Annie's new album is "a punchy, hook-laden affair with its fair share of brilliant pop moments". However, he points out that "the replacement of Anniemal's gorgeous, tactile, emotional production with Xenomania's electro-rock thud is a disappointment". "The album's best tracks are the ones in which they are not involved", he adds.


In other Annie news...
-- "My Love Is Better" will be released on September 22nd.
-- Annie's new web site has been launched today.

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1 Comments:

Blogger daavid said...

However, he points out that "the replacement of Anniemal's gorgeous, tactile, emotional production with Xenomania's electro-rock thud is a disappointment"

He's so wrong!

July 8, 2008 at 6:42 AM  



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