The Berlin-based artist Anne Haight’s new album In The Darkness was released earlier this month. Her music is a fusion of indie pop and electronica that uses piano, guitar, electronic beats and analogue synth pads to create a truly unique sound.
In the Darkness evokes Scandinavian charm with its catchy indie pop melodies and intriguing musical diversity, carried by lyrical sensitivity.
In 2012 Anne Haight won the Radio Award of the Berlin-based station Radio Fritz as Best Act Music at the Fritz Night of Talents and participated in Popcamp, a national support program for emerging German pop artists. In the following years she released multiple singles while quietly producing her solo debut. After her duo partner left the project in 2014 she decided to keep going as a solo artist and reworked the album completely. The result is eleven haunting songs that embrace an electronic tact alongside her warm voice.
Haight notes that the multiple producers who contributed to the album had a substantial influence on her musical style. In the Darkness is the result of her collaborations with the Danish producers John Gordon and Thomas Stengaard, Andrew Pegram from Manchester, Simon Neilson from London and Tim Knapp from Berlin, all of whom have enhanced the overall tapestry of the album with a diverse array of musical styles that compliment each other and come together to produce a sophisticated aesthetic whole.
The lyrics of In the Darkness raise questions about the temporary nature of love. The single Love Game is a duet with Jody Gadsden, singer of the London-based band Autoheart. In this song a computer game becomes the analogy for the idea that love is like an exciting adventure that opens up new undreamed-of worlds. It’s a game in which the player has more than one heart and in which a game over isn’t the end but instead simply leads to a fresh start. It’s a song about taking new chances and not losing faith in love even when you may have been hurt in the course of looking for it.
You can listen to the album on Spotify.
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