Posted by: brad – Oct 14, 2016
RVA artist Anousheh continues to push the boundaries of her sound with a new electro-pop single off a yet-to-be-released EP.
Anousheh has made headlines here in RVA for some time, earning a Grammy nom a number of years back for a team up with DC-based DJs Sharam and Ali "Dubfire." While the electro sound was new for the artist, she continued a more indie-singer/songwriter path for a bit. But over the summer she teamed back up with Sharam and that influence seemed to stick on the new track, "Bones." Check it out below:
"Bones" was recorded and produced here in RVA with help from Josh Quarles. While this is Quarles first real entry into electro pop, his work with bands like Positive No have helped build his pop sensibility. Either way, Anousheh said the track represents a double down on the new sound she's aiming for.
"I am having a lot of fun exploring songs that still retain my attention to lyrics while also providing some serious pop sensibility and have a strong hook," she said.
Thematically, she hopes the new EP, which is currently in production, will show "the many sides of human love."
"'Bones' is a song that explores the fine line between admiration and envy and the passion and love required for both emotions," she said.
And as much as we're enjoying the track, she's been getting love from hipster press around the country as well.
Paste Magazine called it "the most infectious track you will hear this fall" and the folks at Impose echoed similar praise saying she "has the insane ability to create work that stands out, and is catchy enough that it will stick with you for a while."
Keep up with Anousheh on facebook here and make sure to catch here when she takes the stage at the Broadberry alongside My Darling Fury, Sean Barna and Kenneka Cook on Nov 26th.
Words by Brad Kutner