Anja McCloskey returns on May 14 with her brand new single, ‘Italian Song,’ the third track to be taken from her upcoming debut album ‘An Estimation,’ out September 3rd on Sotones Records.
Led by Anja’s rousing accordion, and buoyed by Joseph Kelly from Etao Shin on double bass, Ben Jennings on violin, Andy Harris on electric guitar, and Brad Walters on acoustic guitar, ‘Italian Song’ is Anja’s most playful release to date, with its up-tempo arrangements, and what Anja calls a “bonkers instrumental outro.”
“The song is about going slightly mad in the summer heat and losing rationality along the way,” says Anja. “I wanted the music to reflect that. So it’s unusually upbeat for me with a touch of adrenalin in the choruses. It’s a great song to play live.”
Recorded in the Victorian Quaker Hall in Southampton, ‘Italian Song’ is the follow up to the acclaimed single and former Q Track of the Day – ‘A Kiss,’ released in January this year.
And don’t miss the ‘Italian Song’ B-Side, an almost unrecognisable electronic remix, courtesy of Anja’s Sotones label mate rude_NHS.
Catch Anja on her UK and Germany tour:
8th April – LR6, Brussels
11th April – Himmel und Erde, Izehoe, Germany
13th April – Markele Bar, St. Pauli, Hamburg
18th May – Road to Blissfields, Southampton
11th August – Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury
7th April – Googies, Folkestone
10th April – Freundilch Kempetent, Hamburg, Germany
12th April – Prinz Willy, Kiel, Germany
13th May – Worcester Arts Workshop, Worcester
19th May – Brighton Fringe Festival, Brighton