Anna Mieke’s latest single ‘Ornament’ blends folk atmosphere with dreamlike psychedelia.
Originally from Co. Wicklow, Anna Mieke has received critical acclaim since her debut record Idle Mind in 2019. Her song ‘Warped Window’, from that record, was featured on the worldwide hit-show Normal People, and she has receieved nominations for Best Emerging Act 2019 as well as RTÉ Choice Music Prize for her second album Theatre.
Her music has been described as “the surreal soundtrack of a vast personal plain steeped in nostalgia, family, memory, death and dreaming—where gritty reality and romanticism meet.”
Her latest single, ‘Ornament’, from Theatre, was released today while the multi-insturmentalist embarks on the first dates of her North American Tour, which will take her all across the US and Canada until the end of November.
Speaking about the song, she says “Ornament was recorded during Theatre sessions but never made it onto the album. It didn’t feel finished at the time and I wanted more time with it. I’m very happy to be finally releasing it. I’ve played this live quite a lot, so it may be familiar if you’ve been to a show of ours.”
Giving some background to the song, she explains it as… “an observation on time, love, passing on and the significance of what we leave behind after we go. How objects/places take on a whole new meaning and role after the person they were attached to isn’t there anymore. Also a sort of looking at other lives lived and what could have been, not at all in a regretful way, just a curiosity in that. The song to me feels uplifting and outward-looking; the feeling of lightness that can come from a shift in perspective.”
You can download ‘Ornament’ here.
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