listen to a new song from anna of the north

anna of the north
photo courtesy of the artist

norwegian singer-songwriter anna of the north broke a nine-month vow of silence today with “the dreamer,” her first offering since last year’s excellent coupling of “oslo” and “sway.”  the new track’s relatively tame origins soon blossom into large swaths of exultant brass, which would feel downright pastoral if not for the cacophonous low-end that lurks beneath the surface, waiting to spill over.  anna’s delivery of the song’s main thesis, “it’s not about you anymore,” grows more confident and defiant in tone as more instruments are added to the fold, culminating in a rich, thunderous anthem.  take a listen to “the dreamer” below.