Annie Back Together

Norwegian pop princess, Annie, almost became a Robyn-sized star back in the mid-2000s thanks to two awesome semi-hits, “Chewing Gum” and “Heartbeat.” Her next big thing buzz died after her 2004 debut, Anniemal, failed to take off commercially, but she’s continued to release a steady stream of consistently excellent pop tunes over the years, which has kept her relevant as a popular blog staple with regular appearances on Popjustice and Pitchfork.

Annie’s latest venture sees her re-teaming with underrated British pop producer, Richard X, for a cleverly-titled joint record, The A&R EP. It doesn’t drop until August 5, but lead single “Back Together” premiered online yesterday, and you probably don’t need me to tell you that it’s totally great.

Annie’s glacial voice shimmers and shines so perfectly over X’s electronic-disco production that it’s like a match made in heaven. “Back Together” is propulsive and housey enough to party hard to at the club, but far too pretty to pass out to after a bad pill. Save that mess for Erika Jayne’s guilty pleasures.

  • Dhruv Angrup

    heartbeat and song reminds me of you are some of the best pop songs i’ve ever heard…

  • HotBlackTea

    Her music makes me want to slice my wrists and run into a pack of wild wolves.

  • Sunny

    Its a shame she doesn’t release music frequently. Her first two albums are fantastic. This is yet another addicting song <3

  • KingBeaArthur

    I never thought I’d see the day my Annie would once again bless this despicable planet with her angelic voice. I love it!

  • MIKEE

    Oh Annie I love you. Girlfriend got me through some tough times in high school. She always knows just what the world needs to hear. Unsurprisingly this song is amazing.

  • mergong

    Her new Ralph Myerz feature is awesome too

  • omg!! i’ve been totally immersed in korea that i forgot about annie!

    she’s flawless and it’s a pity that her genius pure pop sophomore was crapped down by island records. she’s flawless and i of course love this one too