“Fades Away” chorus is one that will get stuck in your head, I was almost waiting for Annie Dressner to take it a step farther after listening to 40+ seconds into the song but then I realized the chorus was clever in the sense that you’re expecting it to take another step up in dynamic range but the lyrics are singing of fading away and going to sleep. This is especially clever because it brings the listener back to reality in a sweet, tender, and calming way. I will probably start listening to this song right before I go to sleep to keep myself positive. The instrumentation is fairly standard singer-songwriter choices, there is; cello, piano, guitar, and percussion among other instruments that fall in and out of the consent finger picked guitar and voice.
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“Since moving from her hometown of New York City to the UK seven years ago, singer-songwriter Annie Dressner has received considerable recognition from her live shows, as well as both her debut album, “Strangers Who Knew Each Other’s Names” (2011), her EP “East Twenties” (April 2013). Dressner’s second in-studio album with producer Nigel Stonier (Thea Gilmore) will be released 26 October 2018. Her songs have been played on Radio 2 and 6 music, among other local BBC radio stations and has been frequently played on the Caffe Nero playlist.
Dressner’s songs are delivered with a such conversational ease, it often seems as if she is reading from an intimate letter or a book, set to music. Her straightforward lyrical style, sharp ear for wordplay and crisp, lilting vocals offer listeners a front row seat to her stories, as they take shape above the understated music. She has been compared to an up-tempo Mazzy Star ‘Fade Into You,’ or Jenny Lewis.
While in New York, Annie played a variety of clubs and bars since 2009, including Rockwood Music Hall, The Living Room, The Bitter End and Brooklyn’s Jalopy. Since arriving in the UK, Annie has played at Festivals & venues throughout England, such as the Green Man Festival, Secret Garden Party, Cambridge Folk Festival, Cluny2, O2 Academy Islington, Norwich Arts Centre, Night & Day, and has opened for Emily Barker, Simone Felice, Kirsty McGee, Juan Zelada, Lucy Wainwright Roche & Fossil Collective.
She is also one half of The Pollyanna Band (the other half is Polly Paulusma). ”
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