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Album release: 'Lightshadow' by Anne Marie Almedal
Release date: 26 October 2018
More info: Artist website

Norwegian singer-songwriter Anne Marie Almedal has shared a new single from her forthcoming album 'Lightshadow', which is due out 26th October 2018. The single 'You Keep Me At Arm's Length' was premiered by For Folk's Sake, who said "The new record brings a fresh new sound for this beguiling musician, as she blends folk, electronics and some indie-pop beats in an addictive mix." You can see the premiere HERE. The single is also accompanied by a stunning new video by Pål M. Laukli.

Watch the video for 'You Keep Me At Arm’s Length' here.

Somewhat destined to be the first track of Anne Marie Almedal’s new album 'You Keep Me At Arm’s Length' arrives with just Anne Marie’s commanding vocals and Nicholas Sillitoe’s wistful folk guitar accompaniment, a brooding piano and synth bass slowly adding momentum. Melancholy as ever, bittersweet, focused and full of longing, the new single is a bold blend of folk, electronics, indie-dream-pop and nonchalant vocals. It’s a song about unrequited nearness, love forlorn, hopes and dreams flailing in the distant horizon. Something familiar, something new.

'You Keep Me At Arm’s Length' was recorded in Anne Marie’s hometown Kristiansand in a summer break with producer/co-writer Nicholas taking time off his busy soundtrack schedule together with new-found producer/multi-instrumentalist Alf Vaksdal. Drums were added by the young and talented Marius Trøan Hansen, and Nicholas returned home to London to polish the mix with producer Tim Bran (London Grammar/Halsey/Birdy). The result, a one-listen-and-you’re-hooked defining new direction and perfect introduction to the new album.

Previous praise for Anne Marie Almedal

"Sweetness multiplied, sadness tripled, her music brings you a closer step to heaven...as fantastic as sharing the last cigarette with the one you love." - Esquire

"...a hint of Norwegian ice sends chills through all the rustles in the hedgerow." - Financial Times

"Breathtaking" - Daily Express

"Superbly chilled, the low-key approach seems to apply further intensity to the Norwegian singer's delivery, really focusing in on each word. A very lovely, pretty, sensual piece of music, it takes preconceptions around Anne Marie Almedal's music and shunts them into a different plane." - CLASH

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