Location: Currently Seattle, WA, USA, formerly Vancouver, BC, Canada
Styles: Pop, Indie Pop, Electro Pop
Similar to/RIYL: Bjork, Tegan and Sara, Little Dragon, Janelle Monae, Imogen Heap
Release date: 11-Jan-2015
Anne-Simone is a singer/songwriter. The keyboard is her main instrument. You will likely find her these days in the Pacific Northwest, North America. Her music is a futuristic breed of electro pop and indie with a resilient, uplifting feel. Her debut album “Bittersweet” is due for release Jan 11, 2014.
Her musical influences and inspirations range from classical to today’s hits. “Anything good and musically harmonious” is how she puts it. Oh yes, and this thing called “life” apparently adds some flavour to the music, too. At the end of the day, she’d much rather make music than talk about herself, so here is a summary in her own words:
“I am a citizen of the world.
I tread gently on this earth.
My glass is always half full.
I celebrate differences.
I believe music soothes the soul.
I aspire to be the change I want to see.”
Anne-Simone’s visually ambitious music video for lead single “Digitize Me” is streaming above.
“I was pondering on this well known quote “programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute” * and went ahead and applied it quite literally! And I may also have been pondering on the wonderful complexity of being human and wishing sometimes we could be as simple as a computer program that ultimately boils down to 1s and 0s, true or false, yes or no…And you may be wondering what does computer programming has anything to do with music. Well, when I am not creating music, I happen to create software. Somewhere between the musical keyboard and computer keyboard, the two worlds melded. For the technically minded or just curious, the code/lyrics is available on GitHub.
Music and lyrics: Anne-Simone
Co-produced by: Steve Fisk and Anne-Simone
Mixing and engineering: Steve Fisk
Mastering: Steve Turnidge
1. Digitize Me
2. Gone So Long
3. Let The Heart
6. Fire Rainbow