Anne Marie Almedal is a Norwegian artist who is known for her fluid vocals and super ambient music. Almedal graduated from the Rhythmic music program at Music Conservatory in Kristiansand. She is best known for composing and singing the theme song for the TV series ‘Himmelbla’. Born on 6th December 1971, Anne Marie Almedal became the lead singer in the band called ‘Velvet Belly’ in the year 1989 at the age of 18. She has released a total of 5 solo albums, 3 EPs, and one collaborative album to date and each is distinctively creative from the other.
Anne’s latest release is ‘We Dance Alone’, her fifth solo album. The album is a true candy for anyone who enjoys good music. Anne’s ambiguous approach throughout the album binds you to the seat. Her vocals are so smooth and in sync with music throughout the album that her voice feels like another musical instrument playing along. A little touch of electronic music in the album is the perfect pinch of bliss needed to blow life into the album.
The trio of the first three songs, ‘Once Upon A Time’, ‘Breathing In Breathing Out’ and Freeze The Moment’ is the best way to get you ready for the deepest musical dive of your life that you are about to take with this album. ‘Breathing In Breathing Out’ is so beautifully mixed that it seems like god himself engineered the track.
Fourth track is the title track of the album, ‘We Dance Alone’. The song starts off at a slow pace taking a sharp turn into the universe of musical levitation. The lyrics are strong and go perfectly in harmony with the music. The vocals are crisp and on point. This is one of my favorite tracks from the album.
The next three tracks are a perfect curve. Going down and coming up smoothly and slowly proceeding towards the outro. These tracks act as a perfect bridge between the two most powerful tracks of the album, ‘We Dance Alone’ and ‘Do You Remember’.
Coming to the 8th track, ‘Do You Remember’ is as I said earlier, one of the most powerful songs on the album. The chorus is catchy and latches right onto your head. The symphonic mixture of smooth vocals and heavily distorted 808s flows through the eardrums like honey.
The last two songs are ‘Stargazing’ and ‘Turn To The Light’ which is the perfect ending to this beautiful album. The musicality throughout the album is deep and intact making it one of the best albums of this decade.
Do give this album a go if you like ambient music blended in with mesmerizing vocals.
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