Following her excellent first EP, songtress Anni returns with a new EP titled Black Lotus and released today. This EP is the result of a successful crowdfunding campaign launched last year and it seems that the raised funds were well invested as the EP production is slick and the performances (with almost 20 musicians playing in one song) are superb. Check out below the song Je Ne Sais Quoi, a playful pop lullaby that turns into a wicked explosion of strings, horns and hip hop melody. It’s a big, ambitious sound, commanded by Anni’s beautiful vocals, in what it is meant to be a great step forward towards a long successful year in the singer’s career.
Earlier this year, songstress Anni released Sneakers as part of her debut Water Lilies EP, but she just premiered the music video for it. Recorded in the Turku archipelago by director Juuso Räsänen during summer, november is the right time to see this video as now it feels like a very welcomed ray of sunshine that will brighten the darkest time of the year. As enchanting as a summer bonfire, this flawlessly produced song stands out by the simplicity of its lyrics and soulful melody. A little piano-based pop gem, cute as electric blue sneakers.
This video also marks a turning point for the artist as she closes the chapter of her first EP and readies to release new music. Thanks to a crowdfunding campaign, Anni has recorded more songs and will release an EP next January. Stay tuned.
Here’s a little German-Finnish collaboration. Tampere based singer Anna Marjamäki features vocals on a new song by German artist/DJ Cass.. The track creates a smooth and calm atmosphere with the use of bells and percussion following a slow melancholic beat. Tagged as warm mountain music.