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ANNIE BASS
‘IN YOUR ARMS’
(Taken from Control EP out May 2019 through Opulent)

Multi-instrumentalist Annie Bass delivers ‘In Your Arms’, the first single from her long-awaited debut EP. Titled Control, the EP will be released in May 2019 via Opulent.

Annie wrote and recorded ‘In Your Arms’ between Sydney, Melbourne and Los Angeles, and teamed up with Los Angeles-based rising star Kito (Jorja Smith, Mabel). The track was mixed by John Lee (Laura Jean, Beaches) and mastered by Matt Colton (FKA Twigs, Four Tet).

About the track, Annie says,

“There are people in your life who are always there to pick up the pieces, to put you back together. For me that is my sister. I was going through a very dark time in my life, everything around me seemed to be falling apart. One night just like any other, it all seemed to be too much, and whatever it was she could feel it too. In that moment, she said to me over the phone “just so you know, you’re not alone”. I knew she was afraid, and I wrote this chorus that same night as a promise to her. I can still remember sitting in my tiny Surry Hills bedroom singing it for hours.”

‘In Your Arms’ follows the equally superb ‘Don’t Worry’ from December 2018, Annie’s acclaimed solo single ‘Don’t Want’ from 2017 and her two-track collaborative release with Christopher Port Thrown Away/Counting All. The two tracks will sit on the 6-track Control EP, which will be the first release in a partnership between Opulent and the Mushroom Group.

Drawing inspiration from Nina Simone, John Coltrane, James Blake and Portishead, the songs that make up Control have an intimacy that is both intensely private and impossibly inviting. The production, chiefly by Kito with additional work from Melbourne’s Sam Gill (Ara Koufax), is understated and spacious, allowing the purity of Annie Bass’ voice, and the unflinching emotional honesty of her lyrics, to shine.

On Control, Annie addresses some intense and deeply private themes including assault, mental illness and self-destructive behaviour. Each track is a chapter or glimpse into matters Annie has been brave enough not to shy away from and which cut close to home.

As with her songs, Annie’s live performances draw the audience into a private and cathartic space. Annie has performed at Australian festivals Splendour in the Grass, Vivid LIVE, Falls Festival, Big Sound and Groovin the Moo, and in support of Wafia, Alta, Touch Sensitive, Total Giovanni, No Mono, Elizabeth Rose, Banoffee and others.

‘IN YOUR ARMS’ IS OUT NOW THROUGH OPULENT
AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING AND PURCHASE HERE

CONTROL IS OUT FRIDAY MAY 10 THROUGH OPULENT
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE

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