Anna Burch begins 2020 with a beautiful new single ‘Not So Bad’ and a gorgeous self-directed video.
This accompanies the announce of her sophomore album If You’re Dreaming which is set to be released 3 April 2020.
About the track Anna say: “I wrote Not So Bad the day before I left to record, because I felt there was an important piece of the album missing—a hopeful, escapist pop song that dealt more positively with themes the other songs were circling around—and luckily it came together almost immediately. The chord progression felt light and jazzy, and when I started to write the words I remembered my mom bugging me about how melancholic my lyrics tend to be, “Surely your life hasn’t all been that bad!”
“I wanted to express the importance of cultivating a rich interior life that falls outside of the economy of images and information we’re disseminating at all times. Not So Bad is an optimistic love song about retreating into memories to find what you need to feel in control of your own narrative when everything else around you feels precarious.“
WATCH ‘NOT SO BAD’ HERE:
If You’re Dreaming was tracked with producer Sam Evian in his home studio in the Catskill mountains of upstate New York. Where the first album had been a rush of inspired songwriting followed by a drawn-out process of arrangement and mixing, Burch and Evian worked with self-imposed time limitations to establish a sharper focus and get to the core of the new songs. The work was swift but somehow more relaxed, locking into a groove of tracking the basic elements and then expanding on the arrangements with overdubs and auxiliary instrumentation. The end goal was to present not just an assortment of new songs, but craft an album that moved dynamically through an interconnected emotional arc.
OUT 3 APRIL 2020
PRE-ORDER ‘IF YOU’RE DREAMING’ HERE
06.05.2020 ✷ The Louisiana ✷ Bristol
08.05.2020 ✷ The Sound House ✷ Dublin
09.05.2020 ✷ Cathedral Quarter Festival ✷ Belfast
10.05.2020 ✷ The Hug & Pint ✷ Glasgow
12.05.2020 ✷ Brudenell Social Club ✷ Leeds
15.05.2020 ✷ Paradiso ✷ Amsterdam
16.05.2020 ✷ Le Pop-Up du Label ✷ Paris
17.05.2020 ✷ Vera ✷ Groningen
18.05.2020 ✷ De Zwerver ✷ Leffinge
19.05.2020 ✷ Kassette ✷ Düsseldorf
20.05.2020 ✷ Turmzimmer ✷ Hamburg
21.05.2020 ✷ Privatclub ✷ Berlin
22.05.2020 ✷ Heppel & Ettlich ✷ Munich
23.05.2020 ✷ Swamp ✷ Freiburg