Shoegaze chanteuse Anne Marie Almedal takes us on a spellbinding journey in “Once Upon A Time”, a shimmering new single from her long-awaited fifth solo album We Dance Alone.
The song is pure dream-pop bliss, with a soft cavalcade of drum machines, jangly guitars, and mesmerizing synths, evoking a sound reminiscent of The Sundays and Heaven or Las Vegas Cocteau Twins, with a touch of Bat for Lashes.
With effortless grace and precision, Anne Marie’s vocal delivery in the track is transportive and enveloping, conveying a life-affirming message of love, and the nostalgic innocence of a childlike heart.
A brilliant mixture of joy and wistful sadness, “Once Upon a Time” is a return to form, lovingly evoking Anne Marie’s days fronting the Scandinavian shoegaze luminaries Velvet Belly.
Listen to “Once Upon a Time” below:
“Once Upon a Time” was mixed by Tim Bran (London Grammar/Primal Scream), and produced by film-composer Nicholas Sillitoe, with up-and-coming chill-step maestro EvenS adding to the song a modern electronic music presence.
Anne Marie Almedal’s new album We Dance Alone is set to be released in May 2022.
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