Anja McCloskey returns this Monday 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.”
‘Italian Song’ is out on Monday. You can catch Anja performing live at bookshops across the UK in June.
1st June – Peter Rhodes Bookshop, Southampton
3rd June (5 – 7pm) The Big Green Bookshop, Wood Green,London.
4th June – Oxfam Music, Leeds
5th June – Next To Nowhere, Liverpool
6th June – ORT Cafe, Birmingham