NEW MUSIC: Anna Of The North - Leaning on myself
06 Feb 2019
Anna Of The North shares a new single "Leaning On Myself"
Anna of the North has premiered brand new track 'Learning On Myself', her first taste of new music since critically-acclaimed debut album ‘Lovers’. Having sold out worldwide shows and amassed over 140 million streams, Anna headlines London’s Village Underground on March 25th before beginning her US tour in April.
‘Leaning On Myself’ marks a clean break from the past as much as it explores the unique way with melancholic, alternative pop that is unmistakably Anna of the North’s own. From the shimmering, Scandinavian electronica of her debut followed a period in LA, collaborations with the likes of Tyler, the Creator, and the musical and emotional transitions that are evoked in raw but assertive style on ‘Leaning On Myself’. Describing this period of solitude and self-examination for the first time today, Anna says…
"I've been writing a lot of music the past year. ‘Leaning On Myself" is one of the songs that came out of it, maybe one of my favourite songs. I remember flying home from the States where we wrote it and I started crying. I kind of realized I’d written the soundtrack of my life one year ago. There was a point in where I went through a lot of shit and I wasn’t feeling very well. I had one big break down where I called my mom and just knew I had to change my ways. I had to cut some people out of my life, people I loved but I knew weren’t really good for me. It was tough. But I’m good now. Every time I listen to this song it takes me back to that moment. It’s fucking sad but also powerful. I’m very grateful for where I am today. In the end you only have yourself, you know, and I guess that’s ok."
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