“American Cars” is taken from Annie‘s new album, Dark Hearts, out october 16.
After a week of exciting teasing on her socials, Norwegian pop powerhouse Annie (real name Anne Lilia Berge-Strand) has finally shared her comeback single “American Cars”. It was a long-awaited return for the Berlin-based artist who did not release anything since her 2015 EP Endless Vacation (her last album, Don’t Stop, was released back in 2009). Produced by The Sound of Arrows‘s Stefan Storm, her forthcoming full-length project Dark Hearts is described as “the soundtrack to a film that doesn’t exist.”
Partly inspired by David Cronenberg’s movie Crash, the first signle, “American Cars,” is a dreamy synthwave offering reminiscent of her excellent track “Anthonio (Berlin Breakdown Version)”. “I did a lot of recording while I was pregnant, puking while I was singing,” she explained about the creative process. “Stefan had to go out to buy me liquorice, but I still managed to do some quite good vocals.” The single evokes Stranger Things soundtrack and a road trip by night. Fasten your seatbelt, break free and then never look back.